Osce and the nagorno-karabakh peace process

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The Minsk Process for Nagorno-Karabakh has directed unprecedented engagement from key world powers on this decades-old dispute. osce's first peacemaking effort survived a rocky start, evolving into a functional multi-faceted conflict management instrument. While the envisioned "Minsk Conference" was never held, not one of the myriad peace proposals adopted, no status determination for Nagorno-Karabakh ever made, and no refugees or lands returned, the Minsk Process may still be considered a success. Frequent criticism notwithstanding, it has kept Armenia and Azerbaijan engaged in a near continuous diplomatic dialogue, restrained large-scale fighting, and belied fears of a significant regional conflagration. That is a noteworthy achievement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-441
Number of pages20
JournalSecurity and Human Rights
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Conflict
  • Mediation
  • Minsk Group
  • Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Osce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law


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