‘We Don’t Believe in a Political Solution’ in Nagorno-Karabakh, Fighters Say
After a month of heavy fighting over the disputed enclave between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a negotiated settlement seems far off—and civilians are paying the price.
The Diaspora May Be Armenia’s Biggest Asset in Nagorno-Karabakh
From online to the front lines, the 7 million-strong Armenian diaspora is rallying to the fight in Nagorno-Karabakh.
No, Drones Haven’t Made Tanks Obsolete
Wrecked armor in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was down to bad training and terrain, not magical technology.
Tehran’s Worst Nightmare
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could spill over to Iran’s Azeri minority, setting off a battle the government can’t contain.
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What Negotiations Over Nagorno-Karabakh Could Look Like
Years of diplomatic efforts have failed, but the two sides will need to talk to prevent a regionwide war.
Without Russian Aid to Armenia, Azerbaijan Has the Upper Hand in Nagorno-Karabakh
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has overplayed his hand by spouting belligerent nationalist rhetoric and refusing to negotiate—and Putin isn’t coming to his rescue.
A Weak Economy Won’t Stop Turkey’s Activist Foreign Policy
By pledging unconditional support to Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey’s government is stretching its forces and its budget, but it’s also shoring up its base.
Turkey’s Caucasus Adventure Risks Another Crisis in NATO
NATO allies have been at odds with Turkey for years. But Ankara’s role in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict is bringing matters to a head.
Syrians Make Up Turkey’s Proxy Army in Nagorno-Karabakh
After fighting Turkey’s battles in Libya, the Syrian National Army is caught in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan—and dozens are dying.
Why Are Armenia and Azerbaijan Heading to War?
The Soviet collapse caused a brutal conflict that’s remained unresolved for three decades.
Armenia and Azerbaijan Are at War Again—and Not in Nagorno-Karabakh
Powered by Israeli weapons, Azerbaijan is facing off against Armenia far from the long-disputed enclave, placing civilians—and possibly the Aliyev regime—at risk.
Ex-Soviet Bioweapons Labs Are Fighting COVID-19. Moscow Doesn’t Like It.
One of the greatest achievements of U.S. foreign policy has been targeted by a vicious disinformation campaign.
Make Armenia Green Again
Can planting 10 million trees shore up the country’s borders and save its environment?
Turkey Must Stop Meddling in Armenian Church Affairs
The Turkish government is imposing its political preferences when it comes to selecting the leaders of the country’s minority groups—and posing a threat to religious freedom.
How Old Courts Derail New Democracies
For the nations in Russia’s orbit, holdouts in the judicial system are an Achilles’ heel.