Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: why you should know about it

Who is next?

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History

A mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh is officially a recognised part of Azerbaijan but has always been populated by ethnic Armenians evidence of which is traced in many ancient maps, letters and books.

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What is happening today?

Today not only people in Artsakh are protecting the border and fighting against Azerbaijani aggressors, but they are also fighting against the world’s terrorism.

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NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military power to undertake crisis-management operation.

It becomes more and more debatable whether it has the right be a member of it.

How to have an objective eye on this?

Nagorno-Karabakh has a population of 146 thousand people, Azerbaijan almost 10 million. Add on top the support from Turkey with 82 million population and you are already convinced that Artsakh has no intention to start the war.

“We want peace!” — say many online campaigns created by Armenian people.

Neither Azeri people, who are forced to go and fight for the lands where they don’t feel belong to, want this war. That is partly the reason why there are people hired to fight for miserable amounts of money. Only those in higher social class raise their voices to defend the position of the government. Talk to ordinary people — you will hear a different story.

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