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How Nagorno-Karabakh fell under a shadow

The history of a long-feared war

By James Robins  

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Rising up from the deep past of the last century, a long-feared war has flared again at Europe’s edge. For more than a month, in the highlands of the Caucasus, Armenia and Azerbaijan have fought fiercely over the heavily disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. At time of writing, officially at least 1,000 troops have been killed and more than 70,000 civilians displaced. The true tolls are likely higher.

Brief skirmishes in the borderlands spark off every few years, but this…

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