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Pointing out the pros and cons of the Moscow Declaration for both Armenia and Azerbaijan, the author argues that the interests of Russia have shifted post August war (with Georgia) and that this may be the determinant of whether a resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is in fact feasible. Acknowledging the hurdle of domestic opposition in Armenia and countering the view that Azerbaijan is eager to use force, the author states that the Moscow Declaration is not a breakthrough but does have symbolic implications.

 

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Fariz Ismailzade
Fariz Ismailzade
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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