Virtual Roundtable: Prospects for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Carey Cavanaugh

Professor, University of Kentucky

Olesya Vartanyan

Senior Analyst, South Caucasus, International Crisis Group


General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Flashpoints Roundtable Series and Center for Preventive Action

Since December 2022, Azerbaijan has enforced a blockade of the only road linking Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh, known as the Lachin Corridor. Just as a compromise materialized, Azerbaijan launched an offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19. A day later, the separatist enclave surrendered and announced a joint ceasefire, and peace talks between Azerbaijan and the Karabakh separatists are ongoing. Please join our speakers, Carey Cavanaugh, professor of diplomacy at the University of Kentucky, and Olesya Vartanyan, senior analyst for the South Caucasus region at the International Crisis Group, for a discussion on the prospects for a lasting settlement.

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