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In this episode, Adam and Aga start by discussing the ongoing battle for Bakhmut, first pledges of jet fighters for Ukraine and the, at the time of recording, upcoming visit of Xi Jinping to Moscow.

The discussion then moves to the situation in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, where the ongoing blockade of the Lachin Corridor - the sole link between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia - has caused a humanitarian crisis and is increasing tensions in the region. Helping us understand why the blockade is taking place and what is the role played by the many actors involved is Tom de Waal - senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specialising in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.

You can find out more about Tom and his publications on You can also follow him on Twitter @Tom_deWaal.

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For further reading:
"The South Caucasian dimension of the war in Ukraine: Russia’s declining influence is giving the West a role in the Karabakh peace process" by Nino Chanadiri. New Eastern Europe 7 November 2022:

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