In mid-July fierce clashes between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian forces broke out. Both sides reported casualties and injuries as a result of the exchange of fire. As each side blamed the other for the escalation of violence – one thing is certain, the conflict between the two countries is still very hot and the situation is volatile.

In this episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Maciek sits down with Mateusz Kubiak – an analyst with Mateusz Kubiak an analyst with Esperis Consulting and author of the blog “Kaukaz”. Kubiak gives an overview of the situation and context for the clashes.

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- Film: Parts of a Circle: History of the Karabakh Conflict:

- “Several reasons why Baku should not be interested in provocation along the border with Armenia.” By Rusif Huseynov, Murad Muradov, Polad Muradli and Ayaz Rzayev. New Eastern Europe 15 July 2020:

-“What is happening on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border?” By Stepan Grigoryan. New Eastern Europe 16 July 2020:

Music featured in the podcast:
Eternity by Alexander Nakarada

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