Armenia: Wondering About Russia’s Motives in Karabakh Peace Process

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) tries to mediate a solution to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh with the presidents of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan (right), and Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, on Aug. 10 in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi. Recent deadly clashes that occurred along the frontline featured perhaps the heaviest military fighting since the signing of a ceasefire agreement in 1994. (Photo: Russian Presidential Press Service)

Amid the recent escalation of hostilities surrounding the contested Nagorno-Karabakh territory, authorities and experts in both Armenia and Azerbaijan are engaging in the old Soviet practice of identifying the outside power that most benefits from conflict.

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Marianna Grigoryan is a freelance reporter based in Yerevan and editor of MediaLab.am.

Armenia: Wondering About Russia’s Motives in Karabakh Peace Process

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