Fighting has flared between Armenia and Azerbaijan once again over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding territories. This outbreak of violence, the worst since a 2016 conflagration that claimed over 300 lives, comes at a time of global upheaval and uncertainty. Shifts in foreign policy strategies by regional players Russia and Turkey may provide fewer incentives for leadership in Azerbaijan and Armenia to pursue stabilizing avenues to find peace. In this panel, leading academics on the region discuss the events in Karabakh, whether they represent a shift from the previous political and strategic trendlines, and possible future trajectories.
Moderator: Julie George, Queens College, City University of New York, U.S.
Organizer: Jean-FranÃ§ois Ratelle, University of Ottawa, Canada