War has once again broken out in the South Caucasus over Nagorno-Karabakh. A ceasefire brokered in Moscow two weeks back has been violated regularly. To promote an effective ceasefire, Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Moscow. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet separately in Washington this week with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.
On Friday, October 23, H.E. Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, minister of foreign affairs for Armenia, joins Eurasia Center Director John Herbst for a one-on-one conversation regarding his talks in Washington, Yerevan’s position on the conflict, and the prospects for establishing a true ceasefire and finding a negotiated solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.
New Atlanticist Sep 28, 2020
Explainer: What’s behind the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
By Ariel Cohen and Hayley Arlin
COVID-19, plague, and now war. As if 2020 was not cruel enough, fighting erupted on September 27 between Armenia and Azerbaijan along the contact line of the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, leading Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to declare martial law and total mobilization. President Ilham G. Aliyev of Azerbaijan addressed his nation, and partial martial law was declared in a number of Azerbaijani regions, including the capital Baku.
New Atlanticist Oct 10, 2020
Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire revives “Basic Principles” and demonstrates Putin’s continued sway
By Matthew Bryza
Russian President Vladimir Putin filled a diplomatic vacuum in the South Caucasus on October 9 by cajoling the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to agree to a ceasefire in their long-time war over Nagorno Karabakh, which resumed on September 27.
New Atlanticist Aug 27, 2020
Russia and Turkey may fill in the diplomatic vacuum on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
By Matthew Bryza
In the absence of US or EU leadership, it may be up to Turkey and Russia to redirect Azerbaijan and Armenia away from the battlefield and toward the negotiating table.
H.E. Zohrab Mnatsakanyan joins for an in-person discussion with a virtual audience.
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.