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Nagorno-Karabakh: Humanitarian, Geographic, and Geopolitical Considerations for the Broader Region

Date & Time

Oct. 26, 2023
11:30am – 12:30pm ET


Online Only


One month ago, a lightning military offensive by Azerbaijani forces led to Baku’s seizure of Nagorno-Karabakh. The surprise operation upended the regional balance of power and displaced over 100,000 of the region’s ethnic Armenian residents. The full impact of Nagorno-Karabakh's dissolution for local populations, other “frozen conflicts,” and the fate of Russian influence in the Caucasus and Central Asia remains to be seen. Edward C. Holland, Akram Umarov, and Jennifer Wistrand discussed the aftermath of last month’s events from humanitarian, geographic, and geopolitical perspectives.

This event is part of the  Kennan Institute’s spotlight on the Caucasus & Central Asia.


Edward C. Holland

Edward C. Holland

Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas
Akram Umarov

Akram Umarov

Deputy Director, Institute for Advanced International Studies; Associate Professor, University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Uzbekistan
Jennifer Wistrand

Jennifer S. Wistrand

Deputy Director, Kennan Institute

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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