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Current Affairs Lecture: The causes & effects of the current clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

When:We 14-10-2020 11:00 - 12:30

CURRENT AFFAIRS: Online public lecture (find the live link here) by Dr. Agha Bayramov (University of Groningen, the Netherlands). 

Click on the link to access the online lecture room: live link.

The three decades old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is one of the most contested and longest running disputes in the post-Soviet territories. The 1994 Bishkek Protocol ended the Nagorno-Karabakh War, but hostility between Armenia and Azerbaijan has risen significantly in the years following the Protocol. Thus, peace between the countries remained elusive. On 27 September 2020, new military clashes erupted along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact. Considering its scale and civilian casualties, these current clashes are the most serious escalation over the Line of Contact since April 2016. These clashes highlight the ineffectiveness of the Minsk Group, and the necessity for substantive and properly mediated talks. In this presentation, I will explain what the conflict is about? What is new? What are causes of the current clashes? Why is this flare-up happening now? Why does it matter?

There will be time for Q&A from the audience after the lecture.

Dr. Agha Bayramov is a lecturer at the department of International Relations and International Organization of the University of Groningen. As a lecturer he gives seminars on Energy Security and Climate Change, Political Science, History of International Relations, and International Organization.

His research interests are energy security, geopolitics, the Caspian Sea region, Nagorno-Karabakh, Eurasia, infrastructure, climate change.

He published an article (7/10/20) in the Clingendael Spectator on WHY THE ARMENIAN-AZERBAIJANI CONFLICT MATTERS TO THE EU.