Artsakh-Karabakh โ€“ From a Russian Foreign Policy Perspective (Ep . 31) [EP31]

Posted on Friday, Dec 11, 2020 | Series: COG

On November 9, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed The Statement ending the war in Artsakh, known more commonly as Nagorno-Karabakh. Russia emerged as a major winner, by ending the violence, introducing peacekeepers, and upholding its historical role as the regional referee in the Caucasus. What are Russiaโ€™s interests in the region, and in this agreement?

๐๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐จ ๐’๐ก๐š๐ค๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง helps us explore. He is a historian and a Ph.D. candidate in Russian History at the Ohio State University. His analyses on Russia, Armenia, and the post-Soviet space have appeared in several publications, including The Nation, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Russian International Affairs Council, Russia Direct, Hetq, and more.

– Why is the South Caucasus so important to Russia? Are Russiaโ€™s interests the same as they were 200 years ago, as an expanding power in the region? – Why is Karabakh important enough for Moscow to commit its troops? – How does the Kremlin perceive the current leaderships in Yerevan and Baku? – How many towers to the Kremlin? What are the different factions within the Russian ruling elite? How do perceptions of the region and solutions for it differ among them? – How is Turkey viewed within the context of Russian regional strategy? – Finally, letโ€™s talk about the November statement and beyond! What does Russian intervention mean? Where does Moscow go from here? – Is Moscow, as Pushkin would say, a โ€œprisoner of the Caucasus?โ€

Hosts: – ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง – ๐‡๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ค ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

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