Armenia, Azerbaijan Play With Fire on Nagorno-Karabakh Border

Armenia, Azerbaijan Play With Fire on Nagorno-Karabakh Border

Armenia and Azerbaijan, former Soviet republics in the South Caucasus, have been at war for two decades over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist ethnic-Armenian province internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but occupied since 1994 by Armenia.

Over the past week, renewed fighting has left eight soldiers dead. The outbreak of violence along the border, which comes as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits the region, underscores the difficulty in resolving this not quite frozen conflict.

Amanda Paul, a policy analyst and expert on the South Caucasus at the European Policy Center, talked to Trend Lines about what life is like on the skirmish-prone front lines.

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