On September 27, 2020, the government of Azerbaijan backed by Turkey dramatically escalated the conflict with Armenians in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh. Why is this happening now? What is at stake? What are the global implications? What could happen next?
An international expert at CERI-Sciences Po, Dr. Gaïdz Minassian has been a journalist at Le Monde since 2001. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and teaches International Relations at SciencesPo, Paris and is the author of several books on international relations, the South, Caucasus and Armenia.
At a time when there is great concern over the apparent decline of liberal democracy around the world, in 2018 Armenia seemed to be a notable exception and was hailed as “badly needed good news for democracy” by the Washington Post.