Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Russia and the Nagorny Karabakh Conflict: Recent Developments

23 April 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Chatham House, London


Stanislav Pritchin, Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House



Russia has played a major role as mediator between Azerbaijan and Armenia since the beginning of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

It is keen to maintain good relations with both states, and while this often puts the Kremlin in a difficult position, it also strengthens Russia’s potential influence in resolving the conflict.

Since the April 2016 clashes in the Nagorny Karabakh (known as the Four Day War), the Russian government has started to adjust its regional policy and look for new mechanisms to prevent further escalations of the conflict.

How has Russia’s policy on the Nagorny Karabakh changed in recent years? Is it in Russia’s interest to resolve the conflict? To what extent is the Kremlin limited in its diplomatic influence?

Stanislav Pritchin will present his research on this topic, offering brief opening remarks followed by an hour for discussion.

Stanislav Pritchin’s research fellowship at Chatham House was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.