The self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, Artsak in Armenian, will officially cease to exist as of January 1 next year. The political denouement of this disputed strip of land for more than 30 years began on September 19, when Azerbaijani forces attacked the enclave and took control within 24 hours, after causing 500 to more than 1,000 deaths.
- Armenia struggles with its international standing as its increased isolation may mean that it will not be in a position to negotiate with its neighbor Azerbaijan over any future conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
- Fresh talks and concrete gestures are pointing to a possible, historic normalization of relations in Southern Caucasus. What’s driving the process?
- Domestic instability in Armenia (and Georgia), a geopolitical “upgrading” for Azerbaijan. A discussion on the consequences of the latest Caucasus war with analyst Giuliano Bifolchi.