Here’s What the Research Reveals About the Violence in Nagorno Karabakh — and How ‘Freezing’ Conflicts Can Backfire
Are “frozen conflicts” safely contained? Western policymakers have been talking about “freezing” the standoff between Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and the Kiev government – in other words, leaving things as they are without a clear agreement.
But that’s not a solution, as we can see from what has been happening this month in Nagorno Karabakh.
In the first days of April, Nagorno Karabakh exploded with the biggest outbreak of fighting since the 1994 ceasefire. Reportedly, several dozen people have been killed in the fighting, both military and civilian, including children.