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Virtual Event | The Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict and the American Interest
Members of the military stand at attention in front of Heydar Aliyev Palace during the Armed Forces Day celebrations on June 26, 2022 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Aziz Karimov/Getty Images)
(Aziz Karimov/Getty Images)

Virtual Event | The Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict and the American Interest

This event will premiere on this page on Friday, September 23 at 12:00 p.m.

On September 13, fighting flared up between Azerbaijan and Armenia, killing dozens of soldiers on both sides. Tensions between these South Caucasus countries have been high for decades. In 2020, their most recent war ended in a major defeat for Armenians, who had to retreat from large territories they had occupied since the early 1990s but which are internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan. Armenians remain in control of parts of this Karabakh region. Russia enables the Armenian military presence there, and Moscow brokered and helped to enforce a fragile truce in 2020. However, international efforts to bring about a more lasting peace have so far failed. What are the immediate causes of the latest outbreak of fighting? What are the prospects of peace? What is the American interest in the conflict? Please join us for a panel discussion on this timely issue.

Speakers

Peter Rough

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Luke Coffey

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Michael Doran

Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East, Hudson Institute

James Carafano

Vice President, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, Heritage Foundation

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