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Armenia and Azerbaijan: Anatomy of a Rivalry

Laurence Broers


The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict is the longest-running dispute in Eurasia. This study looks beyond tabloid tropes of ‘frozen conflict’ or ‘Russian land-grab’, to unpack both unresolved territorial issues left over from the 1990s and the strategic rivalry that has built up around them since then. Unstable and overlapping conceptions of homeland have characterised the Armenian and Azerbaijani republics since their first emergence in 1918. Seventy years of incorporation into the Soviet Union did not resolve these issues. As they emerged from the Soviet collapse in 1991, Armenians and Azerbaijan ... More

Keywords: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh, South Caucasus, Post-Soviet politics, Enduring rivalry, Ethnic conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474450522
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450522.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurence Broers, author