“The war is won, but the peace is not”.
© Albert Einstein.
The global media attention is still brought to the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, which began at the end of September this year. It is a "new generation" war, with the active use of drones, electronic warfare and other military know-how. However, what surprises me the most is that no one wants to understand the causes of this conflict in detail. Moreover, there are reasons, and in my opinion, they are profoundly not trivial.
As for the trivial causes of the conflict, they are well known. Historically, Nagorno-Karabakh was a territorial unit in the Azerbaijani SSR, populated by Armenians since ancient times. This policy was pursued in the Soviet Union to blend the local population and create a "Soviet man" in the future. Furthermore, such policy was pursued in the USSR everywhere. However, as you know, the Soviet Union collapsed, the experiment failed, and we have had a protracted Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict since the late 80s of the last century.
If politicians were to solve problems right, Yerevan and Baku would have agreed on borders and divided the territories based on the national and cultural aspects of the region a long time ago. Nevertheless, no one in politics wants to do things right, and as a result, we have a conflict that has lasted for more than 30 years.
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Dmitrii Ershov, political scientist.
Published in David-Arius.Photo: "The Karabakh impasse".