What Future for International Mediation Efforts in Nagorno-Karabakh?

June 15, 2021, 2:00-3:15pm

Join the Davis Center for a panel discussion on the implications in the South Caucasus of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and Russia-brokered peace agreement.

The 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and Russia-brokered peace agreement put an end to the status quo that had been in place since 1994. They ushered in a new political and security configuration in the South Caucasus, with more direct involvement by Turkey and Russia, and beyond. For many years, the United States, along with other international actors, has been engaged in efforts to resolve the deep-rooted conflict, most notably the Minsk Group that was comprised of the United States, France and Russia under OSCE auspices. Now it might need to readjust its approach. This panel of scholars and practitioners/diplomats will discuss the new situation and its implications for the region and international involvement.

Register for Zoom webinar, or watch live on YouTube.


Leila Aliyeva, Affiliate, Russian and East European Studies (REES), Oxford School for Global and Area Studies (OSGA)

Carey Cavanaugh, former U.S. Ambassador; Professor, University of Kentucky

Gerard Libaridian, Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Republic of Armenia; Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan

Thomas de Waal, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe

Justin Burke, Publisher and Executive Director, Eurasianet

Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College

Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies