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Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: why the ‘black garden’ will not blossom any time soon

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After the recent escalation of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia-backed separatist forces of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh – the bloodiest and most wide-ranging for the last 22 years – the South Caucasus has re-emerged in the international spotlight. What are the prospects of the recently concluded ceasefire agreement mediated by Russia, asks Tobias Schumacher.

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