On September 27, 2020, significant military escalation broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan. New military escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh stopped on November, 10 has again drawn attention to the situation in the Caucasus region. The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict is not a new phenomenon in international politics. However, now it exceeds all the previous escalations in terms of intensity, scales, geographical composition, and influence on the neighbors as well as great powers.
Sergey Markedonov will pay special attention to the shifting status quo as well as basic conditions of ceasefire agreement. He will discuss the role of Russia, new potential of Turkey and Iran as well as French activities on the promotion of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.
Dr. Sergey Markedonov is a Leading Researcher at the Institute of International Studies at MGIMO-University, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Analytics, and an Expert at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. He has held a number of research and teaching positions in Russia, the USA, China, India, and Germany.
Sergey Markedonov’s research interests include the Caucasus, the Black Sea, regional security, nationalism, religious developments (political Islam), interethnic/ethnopolitical conflicts, and de facto states in the post-Soviet area. He is the author of several books and reports.
The IMARES Workshop Series hosts prominent representatives from the fields of academia, business, and politics. IMARES program guest speakers share their knowledge and experience by touching upon a variety of topics related to Russian and Eurasian Studies. The lectures are followed by a Q&A session.