Tuesday, April 05, 2016

There's always more to "ethnic conflict" than ethnic conflict

It's not clear to me how much of the current flare-up is being fueled by the current bad blood between Turkey and Russia.

The Armenians and the Azeris have plenty of reasons for conflict on their own. But the 1994 ceasefire has mostly held over the past few decades. With their two patron states at odds, that's one less avenue to help diffuse the tension.