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September 29th, 2020

Baroness Cox statement on the escalation of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Following the launch of a massive land and air offensive involving massive rocket, artillery, drone and air bombardments along the entire Artsakh-Azerbaijani front on early Sunday morning, intensive battles are continuing for the second day....

September 14th, 2020

Letter From Baroness Cox to the Ambassador of Azerbaijan-10th September

  Last week, Baroness Cox continued her years of advocacy on behalf of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh), and wrote to the Ambassador of Azerbaijan in the UK, Mr Tahir Taghizade. Baroness Cox, in reply to a letter she received on 7th September, wanted to provide some alternative accounts of reality on the record and highlight at least four serious concerns....

July 17th, 2020

Baroness Cox Letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Concerning Conflict on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Border

Baroness Cox has written to Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, concerning the rising tensions and violence on the Armenia-Azerbaijani border. The letter reads as follows:   Dear Dominic, I write to express my deep concerns about the serious risk of escalating conflict at the Armenia-Azerbaijani border – a matter of especial concern in the midst of a global pandemic....

July 15th, 2020

Baroness Cox Statement on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Border Clashes 15/07/20

Baroness Cox has released the following statement in response to the violence on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border: “Recent military aggression by Azerbaijan against Armenia is deeply disturbing. The tragic war in which Azerbaijan tried to carry out ethnic cleansing of the historically Armenian enclave which Stalin placed in Azerbaijan should not be forgotten or repeated....

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

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.[1] It is situated in southwest Asia, sandwiched between Turkey and Azerbaijan....
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