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Can Karabakh Pull Back from the Brink?

Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan (right) visits troops in late March 2016, just a few days before the eruption of the deadliest combat between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces since the signing of a ceasefire agreement in 1994. (Photo: Armenian Ministry of Defense)

After a long simmer, the Nagorno-Karabakh war has once again boiled over. And turning off the heat at this point may not be so easy.
 
Three days of fighting have left dozens dead and dozens more wounded. It marks the bloodiest combat between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces since the signing of a ceasefire agreement in 1994. International mediators for the OSCE Minsk Group – which is led by the United States, France and Russia, and is responsible for trying to broker a lasting Karabakh peace settlement – were scheduled to convene April 5 in Vienna to discuss responses to the renewed fighting.
 

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Marianna Grigoryan is a freelance reporter based in Armenia and editor of MediaLab.am. Durna Safarova is a freelance journalist who covers Azerbaijan.

Can Karabakh Pull Back from the Brink?

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