In fact, for those familiar with the region, this is a relationship known for its enmity, aggression, and hostility via a dangerous game of propaganda and nationalistic rhetoric.
This view comes across as a dubious conspiracy theory. Instead, Moscow takes a comparatively more neutral approach on Azeri-Armenian differences.
Moreover, the Kremlin is sophisticated enough to realize that Azerbaijan will do what it deems as being in its best interests and that Russia has limits — something evident in varying degrees with the other major powers.
Moscow is in a kind of juggling act in its relations with Baku and Yerevan, while hoping that the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute will somehow end. This is wrong too. Yes, more could have been done over the years to resolve the dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, but mediators mediate — they cannot alone solve conflicts between intransigent parties.
The bitter truth is that the leaders in Armenia and Azerbaijan have become trapped by their own rhetoric, promising their publics total victory that can never be achieved. A similar temptation is to identify Russia as the real villain.
For sure, the Kremlin has played a role in manipulating the ethno-territorial conflicts that emerged from the breakup of the former Soviet Union.
And Russia continues to sell weapons to both Armenia and Azerbaijan. Russia shares no border with the conflict zone, has no troops on the ground and, in different ways supports both sides. Its ability to control what happens in Nagorno-Karabakh is limited.
The Turkish government has arguably encouraged ethno-religious nationalism, with its stated strong support for the predominately Muslim and Turkic Azerbaijan over the mostly Christian Armenia. This is evidenced by how key Russian government officials can formally travel to Armenia and Azerbaijan, much unlike what Turkish officialdom can reasonably expect to do.
Since the Soviet breakup, Turkey has gained influence in Azerbaijan with limits. The Caucasus area countries of Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran recently held high level talks.
Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran plan on having another high level meeting. Over the course of history, the Armenians, Iranians and Russians have had differences with Turkey. Talk about stirring the pot of ethnic animosities with faulty babble. Is this aspect so much the result of any Russian instigating, or fault involving Georgia?
If Russia is so bad, it stands to reason that the Ossetians and Abkhaz would be taking a different stance. His call for the cessation of hostilities and further negotiations, with the future possibility of Nagorno-Karabakh becoming a fully recognized entity, leaves the conflict in limbo.
My proposed agreement would see Nagorno-Karabakh as a jointly recognized part of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Armenian majority in Nagorno-Karabakh shows no desire to become a loosely autonomous part of Azerbaijan.Overall, de Waal’s April 7 New York Times article “Solve the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Before It Economic And Political Relations – Analysis; white papers prepared for NATO Watch.
Drawing Boundaries: The Politics of Ethnic Violence and the Case of Nagorno-Karabakh 1 Felix Kuntzsch Université Laval Starting from a theoretical critique of theory-driven explanations of the escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by Stuart.
Since , that is, since the beginning of the Karabakh events the interested parties (states, international organizations) as well as individuals (statesmen, political scientists) and many public and political organizations have put forward different proposals for the solution of the Karabakh conflict.
“An Analysis of the Nagorno-Karabakh Problem CSP COUNTRY STARTEGY PAPERS ENP EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD POLICY ENPI EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND This ethno-political conflict has its specializations.
The interested warring parties of both sides and parties involved. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has seen as the first and most bloody conflict to occur in the territory of Post Soviet states. This ethno-political conflict has its specializations.
The interested warring parties of both sides and parties involved in the region, demonstrate that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not merely an ethnic conflict. The Nagorno Karabakh conflict has had unpleasant results for two countries. Azerbaijan has had 16 percent of its territories occupied and , of its people displaced.
On the other side, Armenia still cannot improve its weak economy.