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Why Peace Can Be As Difficult As War?

Current public policy debates in Armenia and Azerbaijan over a possible Nagorno-Karabakh war are more acceptable to those who want to return to their homes rather than live in a “no-war-no-peace” situation. The danger of another open war...

Newly-approved Military Doctrine Reaffirms Baku’s Right to Use Force to Liberate Occupied Territories

Six years after Baku began work on a military doctrine and three years after its National Security Doctrine required the elaboration of such a document but at a time when talks about the Karabakh conflict appear to have entered yet another lull,...

Another Turn of the Caucasus Kaleidoscope: Turkish-Russian Rapprochement and the Karabakh Conflict

When Armenia and Turkey signed the protocols calling for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two longtime enemies and the opening of the border between them, many in Baku and the rest of the world assumed that this shift in the...

Armenian Diaspora: Influence on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

In recent weeks, Armenian parliamentarians and political analysts have called on Armenian diaspora organizations to press for international recognition of the Armenian regime in Karabakh (Hayrumyan 2010).  Yerevan clearly places great hopes...

Time to change of ‘status quo’ in Karabakh conflict

Peace talks to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have been under way for more than a decade with virtually no tangible progress. The last few weeks looked like a crash course in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, replete with the grandeur...

Endgame or Game End? The OSCE Minsk Group and the Resolution of the Karabakh Conflict

Never in the period of its existence has the OSCE Minsk Group been subjected to as much criticism as it has been in the last several months, a development that has led some to conclude that this structure, set up to find a resolution of the...

Territorial Integrity and Self-Determination: From “Either-Or” to “Both And”

The evolution of discussions about the Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the last 15 years provides some important lessons about the complex and evolving interrelationship of two principles of international law: the territorial...

Minsk Co-chair Presidents Press for Karabakh Settlement

On July 10, at the conclusion of the G-8 summit in Italy, the presidents of the three countries who occupy three co-chairmanships of the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabakh – US President Barak Obama, Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev,...

The Future of Karabakh – The future of peace building

Preface A number of developments that have taken place since August 2008 {the war in Georgia, the intensification of Armenian-Turkish relations, the increasing role of energy resources, the promulgation of the mediators preliminary version of...

The legal aspects of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by Svante Cornell

Extraction from work of Svante Cornell ” UNDECLARED WAR – The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Reconsidered” As far as this decision of December 1st, 1989 to incorporate Nagorno Karabakh into Armenia is concerned, the present Armenian...