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The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Between Diplomacy and Spheres of Influence

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Territorial and political tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh have marked the relationship between Armenia and Azerbaijan for over three decades. Fragile cease-fire agreement ended the full-scale war in 1994, after nearly 30,000 people were killed on both sides. Since then, it has been simmering as a low-intensity armed conflict, with significant clashes in April 2016 and July 2020. This current escalation has all the signs of a regional spill-over, capable of pulling in bigger players. Already significant has been Turkey's pronounced political and military support of Azerbaijan - a new development in the dynamics of this conflict. Please join us for a panel discussion that places the current violence in its historical context and analyzes regional implications.

Laurence Broers, Associate Fellow at Chatham House and Program Director of Conciliation Resources

Gerard Libaridian (Emeritus), former senior advisor to the first President of the Republic of Armenia

Anna Ohanyan, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College

Discussant: Ronald Grigor Suny, William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History, U-M.