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Men dig a grave in front of mourners at Yerablur Military Memorial Cemetery near Yerevan, Armenia.

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.

Two men have lunch near a car loaded with belongings close to the checkpoint of Russian peacekeepers outside the village of Dadivank in Nagorno-Karabakh on Nov. 23.

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A Russian peacekeeper in Nagorno-Karabakh

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.

Russian peacekeepers patrol the village of Dadivank in Nagorno-Karabakh on Nov. 20.

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.

Armenians pack their belongings while leaving their house in the town of Kalbajar, one of the seven districts to be transferred to Azerbaijan as part of a deal on Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov. 12.

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.

Protesters storm the office of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Armenians Rage Against Last-Minute Peace Deal

People trashed the parliament and stormed the presidential palace after Armenia’s PM bowed to the inevitable.

US President Donald Trump (L), Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (rear L) attend the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019.

Trump vs. Biden Is ‘A Very Difficult Dilemma’ for Turkish Americans in Ohio

The Ahiska Turkish community in Dayton, Ohio, is torn. Their votes could make a difference in a state where the candidates remain virtually tied.   

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters

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Artak Beglaryan, the elected human rights ombudsman for the Republic of Artsakh, stands in the wreckage of a Stepanakert school in Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 23. He was blinded by a land mine in 1995 and now works to document the ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan.

‘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.

Lebanese of Armenian origin raise Armenian and Nagorno-Karabakh flags as they take part in a rally in Beirut's neighborhood of Bourj Hammoud on Oct. 9.

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.

An unexploded BM-30 Smerch missile is seen on the outskirts of Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Oct. 12.

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.

Paramilitary police march near the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China.

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A history lesson on pandemics and their aftereffects, Putin becomes Pashinyan’s playmaker, and Selina Meyer humbles Donald Trump.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence participate in the vice presidential debate moderated by Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today Susan Page at the University of Utah on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Is a Vice President Who Doesn’t Know Much About Foreign Policy a National Security Risk?

Pence and Harris talked about international politics at the debate, but their performances will leave voters asking if they would be ready to act as commander in chief.

A local resident walks in front of a damaged building in Barda, Azerbaijan, near the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh province's capital Stepanakert, on October 9, 2020, as Azerbaijan and Armenia hold their first high-level talks after nearly two weeks of clashes.

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.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan gives an interview in Yerevan on Oct. 6.

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 map of Turkey's military entanglements

Is Turkey’s Military Overstretched?

If Turkey intervenes in Nagorno-Karabakh, it would only be the latest entry in Ankara’s growing list of military adventures.

An Azeri protester waves the Turkish and Azerbaijani flags at a demonstration in Istanbul in support of Azerbaijan on Oct. 4.

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.

A fire burns in a hardware store after a rocket attack in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Oct. 3.

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.

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