Podcast | The end of Nagorno-Karabakh?

21 September 2023
Stepanakert-based journalist Siranush Sargsyan published images of civilians hiding in bomb shelters in Stepanakert. Photo: Siranush Sargsyan.

On Tuesday, Azerbaijan launched a massive offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh. The aim was to ‘restore constitutional order’ and force the dissolution of the government in Stepanakert.

Nagorno-Karabakh surrendered 24 hours later.

This week on the Caucasus Digest, Thomas de Waal, a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe, talks about the short-lived fighting seen in Nagorno-Karabakh this week and what outcomes it might have had on the conflict. Knar Khudoyan, a journalist based in Yerevan, talks about reactions to the war in Yerevan. Lala Darchinova and Sevinj Samadzade, peace activists from Azerbaijan, talk about the role of peace activism in the conflict and how the Azerbaijani society reacted to the war.

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