Prospects for Resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Author
Arkadiusz Legieć
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
As a result of the change of power in Armenia in 2018, the Armenian-Azerbaijani talks on the territorial and ethnic conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh have intensified. However, they have not yielded results because the authorities of both countries are under strong internal public pressure, limiting the possibility of compromise. Russia is using the conflict as an instrument of political influence towards both countries. Strengthening the involvement of French and U.S. diplomacy in the work of the Minsk Group and increasing its importance would limit Russia’s role as the main mediator in the conflict.
Topic
Diplomacy, Ethnic Conflict, Territorial Disputes, Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Political Geography
Russia, Central Asia, France, Armenia, Azerbaijan, United States of America