Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan claimed victory over Armenia last week after a Russian-brokered peace deal ended six weeks of intense fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.The conflict has killed thousands and left over 100,000 displaced since September. It was the latest escalation in a “frozen conflict” that has endured for decades.Though Moscow’s ceasefire agreement on 9 November indicates that both Russia and Turkey – two key external actors in the conflict – can once again cooperate despite their differences, a prioritisation of geopolitical goals without proactive efforts to resolve tensions on-…

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