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Why you should care about conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Posted on AllSides September 28th, 2020
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Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous, heavily-forested, landlocked region in the South Caucasus, is at the heart of a decades-long armed standoff between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

On Sunday, the heaviest clashes since 2016 erupted, prompting fears of an all-out war between two former Soviet republics.

Both sides accuse one another of initiating the violence and there are reports of dozens dead.

“We are a step away from a large-scale war,” said Olesya Vartanyan of the International Crisis Group, an NGO focused on preventing and resolving deadly conflict.

She has warned that the current...

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