Thursday, 23 March 2017 19:58

The International Politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict



The International Politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: 
The Original "Frozen Conflict" and European Security


1701NK-coverPalgrave Macmillan, 2017


Svante E. Cornell, Editor


* Marks the first study of the international politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and emphasizes the geopolitics of the Caucasus region 

* Explains the importance and potential of this conflict to generate insecurity in a crucial area relevant to the interests of Russia, Iran, Turkey, Europe and the United States

* Provides an overview of the international legal aspects of the conflict, the status of negotiations, the role of major regional powers, and the place of the conflict in regional and European security


Link to Book on Palgrave website 



* The Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict and European Security

Cornell, Svante E. (Pages 1-21)

* International Law and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Popjanevski, Johanna (Pages 23-47)

* Nagorno-Karabakh Between Old and New Geopolitics

Sherr, James (Pages 49-69)

* Russia: A Declining Counter-Change Force

Baev, Pavel K. (Pages 71-87)

* Turkey’s Role: Balancing the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict and Turkish-Armenian Relations

Cornell, Svante E. (Pages 89-105)

* The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Policy Toward the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Shaffer, Brenda (Pages 107-124)

* Missing in Action: US Policy 

Blank, Stephen (Pages 125-148)

* The European Union and the Armenian–Azerbaijani Conflict: Lessons Not Learned

Cornell, Svante E. (Pages 149-172)

* Moving Beyond Deadlock in the Peace Talks

Caspersen, Nina (Pages 173-194)

* Reversing Escalation: The Local and International Politics of the Conflict

Cornell, Svante E. (Pages 195-211)



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    Case Studies

    Each study below can be freely downloaded in PDF format.


    Azerbaijan's Formula: Secular Governance and Civil Nationhood
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    2018-04-Kazakhstan-SecularismReligion and the Secular State in Kazakhstan
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    Svante E. Cornell, "Central Asia: Where Did Islamic Radicalization Go?" in Religion, Conflict and Stability in the Former Soviet Union, eds. Katya Migacheva and Bryan Frederick, Arlington, VA: RAND Corporation, 2018.