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RCI | English : The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot

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Welcome to the Nagorno-Karabakh Knot podcast series by Radio Canada International. This podcast series examines the roots of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its impact on the Armenian and Azerbaijani societies as well as the larger region, and ways of resolving it. As part of this series, Radio Canada International spoke with Canadian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Russian and Turkish experts and journalists to get insights into the longest running and bloodiest conflict to emerge from the ruins of the former Soviet Union. While thanks to another Russian-brokered ceasefire the latest bout of fighting has stopped for now, the conflict is far from over and the prospect of peace between Armenians and Azerbaijanis appears as uncertain as ever. This latest war has created new facts on the ground for Armenians and Azerbaijanis, new victors and vanquished, and has opened new wounds while the old ones have yet to heal. There are also new players with boots on the ground – Russia and Turkey. However, their strategic rivalry in the region adds new strands to the fiendishly complex knot of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Welcome to the Nagorno-Karabakh Knot podcast series by Radio Canada International. This podcast series examines the roots of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its impact on the Armenian and Azerbaijani societies as well as the larger region, and ways of resolving it. As part of this series, Radio Canada International spoke with Canadian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Russian and Turkish experts and journalists to get insights into the longest running and bloodiest conflict to emerge from the ruins of the former Soviet Union. While thanks to another Russian-brokered ceasefire the latest bout of fighting has stopped for now, the conflict is far from over and the prospect of peace between Armenians and Azerbaijanis appears as uncertain as ever. This latest war has created new facts on the ground for Armenians and Azerbaijanis, new victors and vanquished, and has opened new wounds while the old ones have yet to heal. There are also new players with boots on the ground – Russia and Turkey. However, their strategic rivalry in the region adds new strands to the fiendishly complex knot of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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Canada, QC

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Welcome to the Nagorno-Karabakh Knot podcast series by Radio Canada International. This podcast series examines the roots of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its impact on the Armenian and Azerbaijani societies as well as the larger region, and ways of resolving it. As part of this series, Radio Canada International spoke with Canadian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Russian and Turkish experts and journalists to get insights into the longest running and bloodiest conflict to emerge from the ruins of the former Soviet Union. While thanks to another Russian-brokered ceasefire the latest bout of fighting has stopped for now, the conflict is far from over and the prospect of peace between Armenians and Azerbaijanis appears as uncertain as ever. This latest war has created new facts on the ground for Armenians and Azerbaijanis, new victors and vanquished, and has opened new wounds while the old ones have yet to heal. There are also new players with boots on the ground – Russia and Turkey. However, their strategic rivalry in the region adds new strands to the fiendishly complex knot of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 5: Between war and peace

11/30/2020
The crushing defeat suffered by the Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh at the hands of the Azerbaijani military backed by Turkey and an assortment of Syrian and Libyan mercenaries has caused a cascade of political, diplomatic, security and humanitarian crises in Armenia and in Nagorno-Karabakh. Literally overnight, tables were turned and Armenians, who had emerged victorious in the 1990s, during the First Karabakh War, had to accept a humiliating ceasefire to cut their losses....

Duration:00:34:08

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 4: A prelude to peace?

11/27/2020
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has left deep scars and festering wounds in Armenia and Azerbaijan, affecting every aspect of social, economic and political life in both South Caucasus countries. Radio Canada International spoke with Azerbaijani author and journalist Arzu Geybullayeva about the impact of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the Azerbaijani society and what Azerbaijan's victory in the latest war means for the country's future and the prospects of an eventual peace with Armenia....

Duration:00:34:58

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 3: From Russia with peace

11/26/2020
Twenty-six years after it brokered the end of the First Karabakh War in 1994, Russia has once again managed to carve out a leading diplomatic and military role in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. President Vladimir Putin was instrumental in getting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to agree to a ceasefire to end the 44-day war and to accept the deployment of Russian peacekeepers in the region. The...

Duration:00:29:17

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 2: The fog of war

11/25/2020
Canadian journalist and Caucasus expert Neil Hauer arrived in Armenia to cover the war in Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 1, 2020, four days after Azerbaijan launched a full-scale offensive to regain control of the Armenian-populated breakaway region and seven surrounding districts it lost following the defeat in the First Karabakh War in 1994. In just 44 days, the Azerbaijani military - with direct support from Turkey and nearly 2,000 Syrian and Libyan mercenaries - regained most of the territory...

Duration:00:25:08

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 1: An uncertain peace

11/24/2020
A Russian-brokered ceasefire signed on Nov. 9 ended six weeks of ferocious fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Russia has already deployed about 2,000 peacekeepers to the region to separate the combattants and guarantee the implementation of the agreement signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Radio Canada International spoke with Olesya Vartanyan of the...

Duration:00:44:38