Back to top

Does the fighting that broke out on September 27 between Azerbaijan and Armenia, over Nagorno-Karabakh, represent the most recent violent episode in this disputed territory since the border war that accompanied the break-up of the Soviet Union in early 1990s and the ceasefire of 1994? Or is something different happening this time? And should this current conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia be best understood as part of larger geopolitical trends?

Our invited panelists will attempt to get at these larger questions by reflecting on what happened during the most recent period of conflict starting on September 27, the status of the cease fire that was established on November 10, and what a lasting resolution might look like with respect to the final status of the Republic of Artsakh.

Simon Ostrovsky, PBS NewsHour journalist
Nerses Kopalyan, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada 
Arman Grigoryan, Associate Professor, Lehigh University

Presented in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.