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Similar to the conflict in Ukraine, a flurry of diplomatic initiatives to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh will be complicated by the Russia-West standoff for the former Soviet periphery. (VAHRAM BAGHDASARYAN/SERGEY VOLSKIY/AFP/Getty Images)

In Nagorno-Karabakh, Another Manageable Crisis

Diplomacy does not ensure progress in settling conflicts in the former Soviet periphery, especially when the crises benefit those involved. Read more…

Protesters waving Armenian flags gather April 5 outside the Vienna headquarters of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, where a round of talks over the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute is set to take place May 16. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

A Modest Proposal for Nagorno-Karabakh

A May 16 meeting holds little prospect for a grand deal but could lead to a technologically enforced peace. Read more…

Armenian soldiers belonging to Nagorno-Karabakh's army fire an artillery shell toward Azerbaijani forces on April 3. (VAHRAM BAGHDASARYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In Nagorno-Karabakh, Politicking Ramps Up as Fighting Draws Down

Peace talks will gain renewed momentum in the wake of the recent flare-up. Read more…