Armenian troops suffered a crushing defeat in the Second Karabakh War in 2020.
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Facing political turmoil, a weak and unpopular prime minister and indifferent allies in Moscow, Armenia faces an unpalatable choice.
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Climate change means more water is evaporating than is flowing in.
Soldiers patrol the mountainous, disputed border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov. 8.
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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.
Armenia soldiers allegedly firing on Azeri forces during clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh.
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As fighting continues between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, neighbouring Iran has offered to mediate.
Still from an Azerbaijan Defence Ministry video allegedly shows Azerbaijan’s artillery fire towards Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Renewed conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is rooted as much in the past as it is the present.
Caucasus mountains in Svaneti, northwest Georgia.
How does reporting on the environment promote democracy? A US journalism professor describes conditions in the republic of Georgia, where the media isn’t equipped to cover issues like pollution.
East meets east: Russian and Syrian troops.
By sending troops from the North Caucasus to Syria, Russia is returning to its old habits.
Protests in Paris.
The Chechen government must be made to answer for its role in an appalling campaign of anti-gay persecution.
From the Islamic State to North Caucasian rebels and far-right nationalists, Russia is facing overlapping extremist threats.
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.
Russia and Iran have always treated each other well when it suits them, but in hard times, their relationship can get very rocky indeed.
The Turkish Embassy in Moscow under siege.
The downing of Russia’s plane by Turkish military forces over the skies of the Syrian-Turkish border has added yet another layer of complexity to the vortex of conflict in the Middle East. Most of the…
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…
Circassian history lives on, but not at the Winter Olympics.
The Sochi Olympics shines a spotlight on the forgotten history of the Caucasus, but one group of people has not made news headlines in the same way as neighbouring Chechnya or Dagestan. The Circassian…