Russian Management of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Aghasi Yenokyan, Political Analyst on South Caucasian and Russian Affairs

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the oldest and bloodiest conflicts on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Since its inception, many states and international organizations have been involved in its regulation, but until now Russia remains the most active party in the negotiations and in the management of warfare among Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Karabakh. This presentation will outline Russia’s role at the different stages of the conflict.

Aghasi Yenokyan graduated from the Department of Physics at Yerevan State University and earned an MBA from the American University of Armenia. Mr. Yenokyan served as chief of the Yerevan Bureau of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and editor-in-chief of, a web-based news portal. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of International Relations at Yerevan State University. Aghasi Yenokyan was a research fellow at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and a visiting research fellow at the University of Chicago.