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One Year After the Nagorno-Karabakh War: A Need for Initiative

One Year After the Nagorno-Karabakh War: A Need for Initiative

One year ago, the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War took place, resulting in Azerbaijan regaining control of seven territories Armenian forces had long occupied as well as much of Nagorno-Karabakh itself, resulting in much of the Armenian population leaving the area, and a Russian-brokered cease-fire that included the deployment of Russian peacekeepers. That ceasefire remains in place, but there is no peace and no serious movement towards a peace agreement. While there have been some positive actions, for example, high-level talks on improving transportation connectivity and the return of some detainees and the provision of information on the location of minefields, border skirmishes and other incidents show the potential for renewed conflict.


In light of this anniversary of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, the Caspian Policy Center is gathering two former U.S. ambassadors to the region for an online event to discuss the outlook for peace and reconciliation, and steps the countries in the region, as well as the United States and international organizations, can take to help Armenians and Azerbaijanis build a more peaceful, prosperous, and stable future.


To confirm your attendance and to receive a Zoom link to join the session, please email [email protected].

Preliminary Agenda



  • Ambassador (ret.) Richard Hoagland, Former Interim U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group (2017)


  • Ambassador (ret.) Robert F. Cekuta, Former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan (2015-2018)
  • Ambassador (ret.) John Ordway, Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia (2001-2004)