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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 Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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