The fall war between Armenia and Azerbaijan ended with a ceasefire brokered by the Kremlin on November 10. The ceasefire in place allowed Azerbaijan to hold on to the territory that it had regained on the battlefield; but it also allowed Russian troops into Nagorno-Karabakh as peacekeepers. While largely observed, the ceasefire has been marred by sporadic fighting. On January 11 Russian President Putin met with Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev and Armenia’s Prime Minister Pashinyan to help maintain the ceasefire. Yet Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to disagree regarding the eventual disposition of Nagorno-Karabakh.
On Monday, January 25, Hikmet Hajiyev, foreign policy adviser to President Aliyev, joins Eurasia Center Director John Herbst for a one-on-one conversation regarding what is happening on the ground, Baku’s position on the conflict, and the prospects for finding a negotiated solution to the conflict.
UkraineAlert Nov 17, 2020
Ukraine can learn from Azerbaijan’s recent victory
By Taras Kuzio
Azerbaijan’s recent victory over Armenia offers some potentially important lessons for Ukraine, which is home to the most recent of the many little wars to erupt amid the ruins of the Soviet Empire.
New Atlanticist Nov 11, 2020
Azerbaijan-Armenia peace deal could be the diplomatic breakthrough the region needs
By Matthew Bryza
The agreement not only ends one of the world’s longest standing conflicts, but also could catalyze other diplomatic and economic agreements that can restore peace, prosperity, and stability throughout the region.
New Atlanticist Nov 10, 2020
Putin gains and loses from Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire deal
By John E. Herbst
The ceasefire deal has weakened Moscow’s position in the region, but it also served as a diplomatic victory for Putin, as Russian peacekeepers will enforce the agreement, and the United States remained on the sidelines.
The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting policies that strengthen stability, democratic values, and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe in the West to the Caucasus, Russia, and Central Asia in the East.