Russia Is Worried About Challenges in the Caucasus
The Nagorno-Karabakh war’s aftermath is still impacting Moscow’s plans.
Cultural Desecration Is Racial Discrimination
A recent International Court of Justice decision regarding Azerbaijan’s actions in Nagorno-Karabakh could offer protection to threatened cultural heritage sites around the world.
From the Ruins of War, a Tourist Resort Emerges
Shusha was the key to the recent war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Now Baku wants to turn the fabled fortress town into a resort.
The U.N. Must Investigate Nagorno-Karabakh War Crimes
Baku and Yerevan are not members of the International Criminal Court. That means an independent international investigation is needed to ensure accountability for atrocities.
Peace on Azerbaijan’s Terms Won’t End the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Baku is attempting to assert sovereignty through force and ethnic cleansing while denying Armenians the right to self-determination.
The Minsk Group Is Meaningless
The OSCE’s peace effort in Nagorno-Karabakh is outdated and unhelpful. Laying it to rest can pave the way for real reconciliation and reconstruction.
Nagorno-Karabakh Is Moscow’s Latest Frozen Conflict
Russian peacekeepers have radically reshaped the region.
The U.S. Army Goes to School on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Off-the-shelf air power changes the battlefield of the future.
Biden Can Help Armenia and Azerbaijan Make Peace. Here’s How.
Four steps Washington can take to facilitate a lasting end to the conflict.
Energy Transition Is the Future. National Oil Companies Are Betting on the Past.
State-owned oil companies are on the verge of investing $400 billion in projects incompatible with the Paris Agreement. If they fail, it could spark an emerging market debt crisis.
Armenia Buries Its Dead but Can’t Put to Rest the Horrors of Recent War
Armenia’s disastrous loss to Azerbaijan in the six-week war over Nagorno-Karabakh has left another generation scarred—and a future conflict more likely.
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The Beautiful, Dumb Dream of McDonald’s Peace Theory
In the rich, lazy, and happy 1990s, Americans imagined a world that could be just like them.
Russian Troops in Nagorno-Karabakh ‘Clearly a Win for Moscow’
The Russian-brokered cease-fire that ended six weeks of fighting means soldiers on the ground—either as peacekeepers or as a vanguard of Putin’s latest garrison state.
When Great-Power Politics Isn’t Great Enough
Turkey and Russia helped craft a cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh. But what they need is a grand bargain for the entire region.
For Armenians Fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh, ‘Losing It Is Everything’
After a bitter peace ended six weeks of war, Armenians torched their houses, slaughtered their animals, and wondered what would come next.
Armenians Rage Against Last-Minute Peace Deal
People trashed the parliament and stormed the presidential palace after Armenia’s PM bowed to the inevitable.