Border Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan: Military and Political Implications


Analytica by Vladimir Kopchak, Southern Caucasian Branch of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (Tbilisi, Georgia)

On July 12, 2020, the situation on one border between Armenia and Azerbaijan dramatically deteriorated and resulted in clashes. Such large-scale actions have not taken place since April 2016 (the events known as the “four-day war”). Active military actions were taking place until July 16. It is too early to talk about a complete stop since this escalation moved from the battle field to other “fronts”. The escalation is completely different from an old-time logic of Armenia and Azerbaijan clashes that have been fighting over Karabakh for over 30 years.

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