The Caucasus is considered the crossroads between Europe and Asia with an estimated population of 20 million and more than 50 different ethnic groups. Two countries from the Caucasus, Armenia and Azerbaijan, have sporadically fought over the Nagorno-Karabakh region since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan while Armenia controls territories surrounding the region. The BBC estimates that one million people were displaced and 30,000 killed during the conflict in 1988-1994. In the last 4 weeks, the region has experienced a tremendous escalation of violence that has captured the attention of the United Nations. The Nanovic Institute for European Studies hosts discussion that seeks to understand the different perspectives of the armed conflict and potential paths of resolution.
Panelists to be announced.
Originally published at nanovic.nd.edu.