Cover Osteuropa 11/2008

In Osteuropa 11/2008

Repercussions of the War in Georgia
Movement in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Aser Babajew

Deutsche Fassung


The war in South Ossetia knocked open a window for the peaceful solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The August crisis left Armenia – the only country in the region that supports Nagorno-Karabakh's efforts to gain independence – isolated and weakened. Azerbaijan, which demands the integration of Nagorno-Karabakh into its territory, has announced its willingness to guarantee extensive autonomy to the Armenians of the region. Since the conflict, the United States and Russia, unlike the European Union, have attached greater importance to Azerbaijan's territorial integrity than before.

(Osteuropa 11/2008, pp. 55–64)