Will there ever be peace? An analysis of the international involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through the theories of neorealism and neoliberalism

In 1921, Nagorno-Karabakh was transferred from Armenia to Azerbaijan by the Soviet authorities to keep ongoing tensions between the two neighbors, ensuring lasting Russian presence in the region as a peace-keeper. In 1988, Nagorno-Karabakh, an autonomous region of Azerbaijan with 94% Armenian popula...

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Author: Lilit Poghossian
Degree Work Type: Thesis (M.A.)
Institution: Villanova University
Format: Degree Work
Language: English
Published: 2006
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Summary: In 1921, Nagorno-Karabakh was transferred from Armenia to Azerbaijan by the Soviet authorities to keep ongoing tensions between the two neighbors, ensuring lasting Russian presence in the region as a peace-keeper. In 1988, Nagorno-Karabakh, an autonomous region of Azerbaijan with 94% Armenian population, demanded to be reunited with Armenia. Fighting broke out in 1990. By the time a cease fire was signed in 1994 there were already more than 25,000 casualties and over a million refugees in Armenia and Azerbaijan. Since then all attempts at signing a peace agreement have failed. The following thesis will analyze the mediation attempts in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by third parties through the theories of neorealism and neoliberalism.
Physical Description: 97p
ISBN: 9780542537196