Blockade of the Lachin Corridor and the Current State of Armenian-Azerbaijani Relations
Since December 2022, Azerbaijan has been blocking the only supply route to Nagorno-Karabakh, the subject of an unresolved territorial dispute between Baku and Armenia. This blockade has cut off access to food and medical care for the Armenians living there, resulting in catastrophic circumstances that the former chief prosecutor of the International Court of Justice calls “genocide by starvation.” In this panel discussion, three experts will assess the current humanitarian situation and geopolitical changes in the region. Given that the International Court of Justice has asked Baku to end the blockade immediately, these experts will examine the motives and strategies of Azerbaijan; the reaction of Karabakh Armenians and the Armenian government; the policies of the regional powers Russia, Turkey, and Iran; and the options for action by the European Union and United States.
Tom DeWaal, Senior Fellow Specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Region, Carnegie Europe
Silvia Stöber, Independent Journalist
Stefan Meister, Head of the Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Chair: Volker Weichsel, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Osteuropa, German Association for East European Studies (DGO)
The event will be held in English. Please register here. You will receive a confirmation email containing details about joining us on September 11.
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