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In Nagorno-Karabakh, Politicking Ramps Up as Fighting Draws Down

MIN READApr 26, 2016 | 18:14 GMT

Armenian soldiers belonging to Nagorno-Karabakh's army fire an artillery shell toward Azerbaijani forces on April 3.

(VAHRAM BAGHDASARYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly three weeks have passed since a cease-fire put an end to the largest escalation of hostilities that Nagorno-Karabakh has seen in more than 20 years. Though the fighting between Azerbaijani and Karabakh forces has tapered off, the political ramifications of the revived conflict have not. Low-level clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan persist amid a flurry of diplomatic activity by larger powers such as Russia, Turkey and the West. And though talks can be expected to gain renewed momentum in the wake of the recent flare-up, a broader settlement on the status of Azerbaijan's separatist region will remain elusive....

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