CACI Forum: The International Politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict

Wednesday 10 May 2017 / 09:30 - /

Washington, DC Atlantic Council. 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevators), 20005 Washington, DC. Click here for a map

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The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, unresolved for 25 years, has escalated in an almost linear fashion since 2008, culminating in a four-day war a year ago. This conflict poses a threat to international security that is not given its right due, and which most US decision-makers have neglected for over a decade. The Atlantic Council and the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute will have the pleasure to host a conversation on the international politics of this conflict. The conversation will be headlined by Ambassador Richard Hoagland, interim US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group for Nagorno-Karabakh, who has recently returned from the region and who will share his perspective on the current state of the conflict. Ambassador Hoagland will be joined by a distinguished panel made up of Svante Cornell, Stephen Blank, and Brenda Shaffer, who are contributors to a recently published book on the conflict edited by Dr. Cornell, which will be available at the event. The conversation will be moderated by Ambassador John Herbst.


We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.




Opening remarks:


Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council


A conversation with:


Ambassador Richard Hoagland
Interim US Co-Chair, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Minsk Group


Dr. Svante Cornell
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program


Dr. Stephen Blank
Senior Fellow, Russia
American Foreign Policy Council


Dr. Brenda Shaffer
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council; Adjunct Professor, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies
Georgetown University


Moderated by:


Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council