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Beyond the Headlines: will Azerbaijan's victory in Nagorno-Karabakh lead to lasting peace?

Baku reclaimed large areas of disputed Armenian-held territory in latest round of fighting

On December 10, Azerbaijan held a triumphant military parade in its capital, Baku. Two and a half months after the start of a conflict over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in the west of the country, Azerbaijan had won a victory against the local ethnic Armenian forces, and their supporters in Yerevan. The Azerbaijan flag hung from balconies and shop windows, alongside that of the country’s principal ally, Turkey.

On this week's Beyond the Headlines, Finbar Anderson looks at Azerbaijan’s apparently decisive victory in Nagorno-Karabakh, and the prospects for peace in a region that has experienced decades of conflict.

Updated: December 20, 2020 09:38 PM

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