Conflict continues to simmer in the former Soviet space. The recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh, which resulted in the loss of 5,000 lives, has challenged territorial boundaries, the regional balance of power and Russia’s involvement in the region. Arkady Ostrovksy from The Economist has called it one of the “biggest shake-ups in a turbulent region at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East since the collapse of the Soviet empire.” What role does Russia play in the Southern Caucasus and on the eastern frontiers of Europe, and to what end? Yevgenia Albats, Russian investigative journalist and a visiting senior scholar at the Davis Center, will discuss these questions and more with Arkady Ostrovsky and Keith Darden.
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