The Realist Victory in Nagorno-Karabakh

Author
Maximilian Hess
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Foreign Policy Research Institute
Abstract
Armenia’s accession to a Russian-mediated settlement with Azerbaijan over their long-running conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, known as Artsakh to Armenians, on November 10 marks a major, perhaps irreversible, loss for Yerevan. But it is not just Armenian forces who stand defeated. It also marks the trouncing of a liberal approach to the region and the supremacy of realist power politics.
Topic
Treaties and Agreements, Territorial Disputes, Armed Conflict
Political Geography
Eurasia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh