Accession Number:

AD1147494

Title:

Azerbaijan and Armenia: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2021-01-07

Pagination or Media Count:

26

Abstract:

In autumn 2020, a six-week war in the South Caucasus reshaped the dynamics of a decades-old conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The dispute centers on the predominantly Armenian populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh or Mountainous Karabakh, also known in Armenian as Artsakh and surrounding territories internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan. The war has resulted in Azerbaijani control over much of the territory it lost to Armenian and Nagorno-Karabakh forces during previous fighting in the 1990s, including a portion of Nagorno-Karabakh and almost all of the surrounding territories. Armenians have retained control over the remaining territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, including the urban center of Stepanakert. A cease-fire agreement mediated by the Russian Federation introduced about 2,000 Russian troops into the conflict zone to serve as peacekeeping forces and to guarantee the security of a land corridor between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]