An artillery position of the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh.
After more than 20 years of tenuous ceasefire, Nagorno-Karabakh is once again the centre of a violent conflict. And its people haven't exactly had their say.
The Caucasus are more important and more connected today than in the 1990s, and a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan could create chaos for Europe.
A thousand flowers cannot bloom at Baku.
Unlike the Women's World Cup in Canada, in Baku no one will see the strides forward for women's sport.
Map of the region
Tensions are high along the Nagorno-Karabakh/Azerbaijan border in the South Caucasus. But despite longstanding ethnic tensions, examples of cultural cooperation show a capacity for peace.
Brinkmanship is back.
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As tensions run high over Russia's gas supplies to the Ukraine, and by extension parts of Europe, the reality for the EU is less than perfect: it will need Russian gas for the foreseeable future.
Vladimir Putin with Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, in Baku in 2013.
For this latest instalment in our series on Russia’s relations with its neighbours, we turn to the oil-rich nation of Azerbaijan. Rovshan Ibrahimov argues that the country has rebounded from plumbing lows…
Vladimir Putin with Azerbaijani president Ilkham Aliyev (l) and Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan.
The world has been brutally reminded of the unresolved conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave in the South Caucasus which Armenia and Azerbaijan have locked horns over for more than 25 years. While the…