One year ago this week, Azerbaijani forces attacked the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. This war redrew the maps of the area. It shifted the power and influence in this region away from Armenian’s who have declared the region independent, although, legally, it remains a part of Azerbaijan. Ethnic cleansing and the targeting of civilians in the attack mark the war. A ceasefire took place, and now a fragile peace exists in the region. What is the current status of the area, and what issues remain? Doug Becker speaks with Anna Ohanyan.
Anna Ohanyan is a Professor of Political Science at Stonehill College. Her current research explores the regional dimensions of armed conflicts as well as regional approaches to security provision and conflict management. She is the author of The Neighborhood Effect: The Imperial Roots of Regional Fracture in Eurasia.
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