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Azerbaijan: what happened in 2021 and what may happen in 2022

2021 2021 was the first year for Azerbaijan after the triumph in the 44-day war. Of course, it came with tremendous promises of the start of an epic “Big Return” project, arguably the largest enterprise in the independent history of Azerbaijan, and also of a return to normal after the year of exhausting lockdowns which had put social life to a standstill. The year witnessed a lot of twists and turns around Nagorno-Karabakh and the painful process of normalisation with Armenia which promises to be a long affair. While the start of 2021 was unexpectedly quiet, later on several armed escalations happened around the undemarcated border in the regions of Kalbajar and Lachin; the most remarkable ones claiming several lives on the both sides, were in May and November. The... Read More




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