New Configurations of the Nagorny Karabakh Conflict: Prospects for Peace, Security and Participation

Panellists situate recent events in the broader context of the Armenian-Azerbaijani peace process, the viability of externally-led security arrangements and domestic political developments across the divide.

Research event
2 December 2020 — 4:00PM TO 5:30PM

The recent six-week war and Armenian-Azerbaijani-Russian trilateral agreement have transformed the conflict in Nagorny Karabakh. While the agreement brought the war to an end and stipulates a new security and transit architecture of wider regional significance for the South Caucasus, the prospects for a lasting peace remain uncertain.

What does the regionalization of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict mean for the process to resolve core political issues contested by Armenians and Azerbaijanis? Can the measures stipulated in the trilateral agreement succeed in opening up the South Caucasus to a new era of development and stabilizing inter-dependencies? What do the recent war and regionalization of the conflict mean for longer-term trajectories of regime development and political participation in Armenia and Azerbaijan?


Leila Aliyeva, Affiliate of REES, Oxford School for Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford

Philip Gamaghelyan, Assistant Professor, Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

Chair: Laurence Broers, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme

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