Opening remarks:

Ambassador John Herbst

Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council
A conversation with:

Ambassador Richard Hoagland
Interim US Co-Chair, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Minsk Group

Dr. Svante Cornell
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program

Dr. Stephen Blank
Senior Fellow, Russia
American Foreign Policy Council

Dr. Brenda Shaffer
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council;
Visiting Researcher and Professor,
Georgetown University

Moderated by:

Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, unresolved for 25 years, has escalated in an almost linear fashion since 2008, culminating in a four-day war a year ago. This conflict poses a threat to international security that is not given its right due, and which most US decision-makers have neglected for over a decade. The Atlantic Council and the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute will have the pleasure to host a conversation on the international politics of this conflict. The conversation will be headlined by Ambassador Richard Hoagland, interim US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group for Nagorno-Karabakh, who has recently returned from the region and who will share his perspective on the current state of the conflict. Ambassador Hoagland will be joined by a distinguished panel made up of Svante Cornell, Stephen Blank, and Brenda Shaffer, who are contributors to a recently published book on the conflict edited by Dr. Cornell, which will be available at the event. The conversation will be moderated by Ambassador John Herbst.
We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.

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