This episode opens up with a brief rundown of the results of Poland’s parliamentary elections held on Sunday October 15th, Adam and Alexandra provide their brief analysis and what the results mean – especially considering the fact that the ruling Law and Justice party will not likely be able to form another government – a significant victory to the opposition.

After that Alexandra is joined by Julie George is a political scientist and professor with faculty appointments at Columbia University, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She specializes in comparative and international politics, specifically in the South Caucasus.

Alexandra and Julie discuss the fallout from Azerbaijan’s recent forceful takeover of the Nagorno-Karabakh region in both Armenia and Azerbaijan. They also look at the wider consequences in the South Caucasus region and the roles of Russia and Turkey.

Read two commentaries recently published on New Eastern Europe:
“A modern-day ethnic cleansing: Karabakh Armenians flee as Azerbaijan takes over”

“Military operation in Karabakh: the final battle?”

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