Nagorno-Karabakh: From simmering conflict back to full scale war – webinar on 28 October

Date:   Wednesday 28 October

Time:  15.00 – 16.30 CET

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is the oldest of the protracted conflicts rooted in the dissolution of the Soviet Union. While a renewed escalation was widely expected, many questions remain about the eruption of the current war. Why did violence flare up now and at this scale? What are the objectives of the conflicting parties? How does it affect the security agenda in the Caucasus? Is there a risk that great powers – Russia, Turkey and Iran – are pulled into the conflict? And are there any hopes for dialogue?

This webinar brings together three leading experts to discuss these questions:

•    Dr Neil Melvin, Director International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London

•    Prof. Eiki Berg, Professor of International Relations, University of Tartu

•    Prof. Kristin M. Bakke, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University College London

The debate will be moderated by Dr Tom Casier, Director of the Global Europe Centre, University of Kent.

This webinar is co-organised by the Global Europe Centre (GEC) and the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) of the University of Kent.

Register via Zoom for this virtual event.
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