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The Karabakh War: Rising Above the Fray

IWPR event to host expert discussion on the current conflict and prospects for the future.

The worst fighting since the 1994 ceasefire agreement broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorny Karabakh  on September 27.  Harsh rhetoric from leaders of both countries and failures in negotiation preceded the renewed violence. 

There has also been an unusually high concentration of advanced military hardware on both sides, and fighting continues despite the calls for de-escalation and ceasefire. Disinformation and propaganda are also mounting; fear, shock and nationalistic narratives mute constructive local discourse and dialogue about the consequences of violences.

Join us on October 21 as leading experts on Karabakh discuss the current situation and prospects for the future.

The Karabakh War: IWPR Rising Above the Fray Discussion Series   
October 21, 2020 | 14:00 Tbilisi | 13:00 Moscow | 11:00 London 

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The primary language will be English, with simultaneous translations in Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian.

The event will be held on Zoom with the live broadcast on IWPR's Facebook page. To submit questions for the event, please use zoom chat or email


  • Emin Milli, Founder of Meydan TV
  • Richard Giragosian, Director of Regional Studies Center
  • Laurence Broers, Caucasus Programme Director at Conciliation Resources


  • Beka Bajelidze, IWPR Caucasus Regional Director


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This publication was prepared under the "Giving Voice, Driving Change - from the Borderland to the Steppes Project" implemented with the financial support of the Foreign Ministry of Norway.

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