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A convoy of cars of ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh flee the enclave for Armenia in September 2023 after the Azerbaijani military reclaimed full control of the breakaway region. (AP Photo/Vasily Krestyaninov)

Nagorno-Karabakh: What’s next for the South Caucasus region following Azerbaijan’s aggression against Armenians?

What are the broader implications of Azerbaijan’s recapture of Nagorno-Karabakh in terms of peace and security in the South Caucasus?
Samantha Power, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks to journalists in Armenia. AP Photo/Vasily Krestyaninov

Azerbaijan’s use of force in Nagorno-Karabakh risks undermining key international norms, signaling to dictators that might makes right

Violence has caused thousands to flee the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh amid anger over perceived lack of action from Washington or the international community.
Azerbaijani environmental activists protest what they claim is illegal mining at the Lachin corridor, the Armenian-populated breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region’s only land link with Armenia, in December. Tofik Babayev/AFP

Nagorno-Karabakh: slowly but surely, Baku is weaponising the green movement to cut off the region’s supplies

In recent months, Azerbaijan has manufactured a green movement to choke off the contested region’s supplies via the Lachin corridor. The move reveals loopholes within the 2020 ceasefire agreement.
Soldiers patrol the mountainous, disputed border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov. 8. Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via Getty Images

Genocide claims in Nagorno-Karabakh make peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan unlikely, despite cease-fire

Each side in the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict accuses the other of war crimes. Such allegations attract foreign attention and possibly intervention, but rarely lead to a peaceful solution.

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