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May 29th, 2020

Nagorno Karabakh and the Rise of Armenophobia

  Since the four-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in April 2016, the Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Ombudsman has been documenting the unprecedented rise in anti-Armenian rhetoric in Azerbaijan. The findings point to a steep increase in anti-Armenian hate speech and discrimination across Azerbaijan....

May 22nd, 2020

Nagorno Karabakh- The Conflict Between Azerbaijan and Armenia

  At the centre of the dispute over Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) is ethnicity. Both Armenians and Azeris (Azerbaijanis) consider the region to be historically and culturally theirs. Ethnic tensions in the region are based on centuries of conflict and still run high to this day....

May 15th, 2020

Soviet Attitudes toward Disability and the Lasting Effect on Nagorno Karabakh

  There is a now famous anecdote which has found its way into the historical canon. It goes like this: in the run up to the first Paralympic games in 1980, a representative of the Soviet Union was asked if the USSR would participate in the games in Great Britain....

May 5th, 2020

Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) and COVID-19

  In light of the global pandemic, the Government of Armenia initially declared a state of emergency from 16th March to 14th April. This has since been extended to 14th May. On 24th March, the Government of Armenia announced a nationwide lockdown, limiting free movement in country for an initial 7-day period in order to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)....

February 3rd, 2020

A century on, and the movement for Nagorno-Karabakh’s recognition as part of Armenia, continues. But where did it all begin?

Most famously, the early Armenian-Azerbaijani War consisted of multiple clashes in 1918 and further disputes from 1920-22. However, clashes between the two sides existed around 15 years earlier in 1905. Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, saw the initial clashes in February 1905 and the first conflict erupted in early August of the same year in Shusha, which is located in Nagorno-Karabakh....

July 31st, 2019

An independent Nagorno-Karabakh: a potential solution to the ongoing Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Photo of President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan.
How a small region in Western Asia became the centre of a multi-national conflict Nagorno-Karabakh is a relatively small mountainous region that has become the heartbeat of an ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan....

July 29th, 2019

Hope and Recovery series– Valentine and Valentina

Photo of Valentine (right), his mother, Valentina (middle). and his baby sister, Emily (left).
Now in its 21st year, the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre continues to expand the array of services that it offers to patients of all ages. Physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy are each available at the centre, which now employs 73 staff and treats over 1,000 patients a year....

July 24th, 2019

International Relations and Nagorno-Karabakh

During our latest visit to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, we had the opportunity to meet with various officials including the UK Ambassador to Armenia as well as the President and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh (Armenian name for Nagorno-Karabakh)....

July 22nd, 2019

Hope and Recovery series– Karine

Photo of Karine, Chief Therapist at the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre
Now in its 21st year, the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre continues to expand the array of services that it offers to patients of all ages. Physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy are each available at the centre, which now employs 73 staff and treats over 1,000 patients a year....

July 19th, 2019

Why Third-Party Mediation Efforts Have Failed in Nagorno-Karabakh

In March of 1992, an Iranian delegation led by then-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud Vaezi visited Baku, Yerevan, Stepanakert, and Nakhichevan to meet with leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) (1). Their delegacy marks the first third-party endeavour, involving all three main belligerents, to mediate the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict....
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