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Nagorno-Karabakh: in the aftermath of war, Armenia faces an unpalatable choice

Armenian troops suffered a crushing defeat in the Second Karabakh War in 2020. Bumble Dee via Shutterstock Kevork Oskanian, University of Birmingham More than six months have passed since the “second Karabakh war”, as it is now called, came to an abrupt end last year with Armenia all but defeated. The ceasefire hastily signed on November 9 – after Azerbaijan …

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

Soldiers patrol the mountainous, disputed border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov. 8. Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via Getty Images Brian Grodsky, University of Maryland, Baltimore County A Russian-brokered cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan this week halted fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory, where long-standing hostilities reerupted on Sept. 27. The deal leaves Azerbaijan, which was given Nagorno-Karabakh by the Soviets …

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