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Clash in the Caucasus Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

September 29, 2020

Episode Notes:

Heavy fighting has broken out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Nearly 100 people were reportedly killed in the first day of fighting. The territory has been run by Armenians since a war between the two countries in the mid-1990s, and it is the longest-running dispute in the former Soviet Union. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan supports Azerbaijan, while Armenia has warned Ankara against getting involved in the conflict.

Michael A. Reynolds — director of Princeton University’s program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; associate professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton; senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute; and the author of Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1908-1918 — joins the Warcast to discuss the latest in the Caucasus.

[ 01:10 ] Why has fighting broken out in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

[ 02:32 ] What’s your assessment of the military balance of power between the two sides?

[ 05:30 ] What role do regional powers, especially Turkey, have in the crisis?

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