Nagorno-Karabakh: lessons from a global war
By Gaïdz Minassian in conversation with Céline Martel
Tuesday 15 December 2020, at 7 pm

Practical Information

After 44 days of war in Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia signed a ceasefire on 9 November 2020. At the end of these weeks of fierce fighting, Baku wins a military victory, Moscow imposes its leadership in the region, Ankara makes its appearance in this conflict zone while Yerevan is forced to accept a military defeat and Paris and Washington, the two Western co-chairs of the Minsk Group, responsible for finding a solution in the Karabakh conflict, are kept away from the cease-fire.

Gaïdz Minassian will discuss this burning topic in a lecture broadcast direct from the Villa Empain.

A journalist at Le Monde and a teacher at Sciences Po Paris, Gaïdz Minassian has written several books on the Caucasus and international relations, including Zones Grises, quand les Etats perdent le contrôle (Grey zones, when states lose control), Autrement, 2011 and Les sentiers de la victoire, peut-on encore gagner une guerre? (The paths of victory, can one still win a war), Passés Composés, 2020. This new work is available in the Boghossian Foundation bookshop.


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Live online lecture

Price: 10€
Free for the members of the Circle of the Villa
4€ for students under 26

In French

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