Cover Osteuropa 12/2020

In Osteuropa 12/2020

Thawed and re-frozen
Continuity and change in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh

Egbert Jahn

Deutsche Fassung


From 27.9.2020 to 9.11.2020, Azerbaijan waged war against the united Armenian forces in order to regain control of the territories that had been occupied by the Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians for years. The war cost thousands of lives, and forced 100,000 Armenians to flee the region. At Russia’s instigation, the warring parties signed a ceasefire agreement, which likely prevented Azerbaijan from taking over control of the entire Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has now been re-frozen, albeit under altered military power constellations that are disadvantageous to Armenia. In the meantime, the fundamental problems that have plagued the region remain unresolved.

(Osteuropa 12/2020, pp. 81–104)