Vol. 5, No. 6 (March 15, 2012)

Public diplomacy and the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

An interview with Dr. Susan Allen Nan, George Mason University ...
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Yerevan sought expulsion of Azerbaijanis and control of Karabakh in late 1940s: Documents show

Following the end of World War II, Joseph Stalin played the Armenian card both to attract ethnic Armenians from abroad to help make up for the Soviet Union’s losses during the war and to set the stage for territorial claims on Turkey.  In response, Yerevan called for the expulsion of ethnic Azerbaijanis from that republic in order to “make room” for returning Armenians and for the transfer of Nagorno-Karabakh from the Azerbaijan SSR to the Armenian SSR, according to documents from the archives described by Baku historian I. Niftaliyev. While these appeals failed—ethnic Azerb...
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Russian-Turkish relations between the Sovietization of Azerbaijan and the Sovietization of Armenia

Intoxicated by the Sevres Treaty and experiencing euphoria from its conditions, Armenia on September 24, 1920, with the support of Great Britain declared war on Turkey, a war that ended with a resounding defeat and the collapse of Dashnak Armenia.  This war put an end to the Armenian attempts to conquer Nakhchivan by military means.  Following this, they only relied on diplomatic means and, in particular, on the promises of territory and privileges promised them by the Sevres Treaty. Following the Sevres Treaty of August 10, 1920, the Entente took several steps to arm Armenia. ...
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