After years of “frozen conflict,” full-scale fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in April 2016. Since then, Armenia and Azerbaijan have flirted with another round of combat. In an email interview, Audrey Altstadt explains why the sides seem trapped.
In an effort to ease concerns over Russia in Eastern and Central Europe, Vice President Mike Pence is undertaking what could be called a “Trust us” tour of the region. But the biggest obstacles Pence will face in trying to convince those nations that the U.S. is committed to their security are Trump’s own statements.