11 November 2020 - 14:00(UK TIME)

The three-decade conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the occupation of Karabakh region has flared up. Recent weeks have seen the most severe military clashes since 1994.

Despite the ceasefire efforts attempts by Russia and the US, The tense fighting in the region has continued to rage on and shows no signs of stopping.

For more than a quarter-century, an international peace initiative, known as the Minsk Process, has tried and failed to bring a resolution to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh after the cease-fire in the region in 1994.

The Nagorno-Karabakh clashes have the potential to draw in larger powers — in particular Russia and NATO member Turkey, two countries that already support opposing sides in Syria and Libya.

What will be the implications of the conflict for the regional peace and security and what will be the risks of further instability in the south Caucasus and wider Black Sea region?

This virtual panel will discuss the implications of the recent return to fighting, and consider the risks of regional escalation around the conflict and will explore the possible resolutions for the conflict.

The panellists include:

Bob Blackman – Member of UK Parliament for Harrow East,

H.E Tahir Taghizadeh – Azerbaijan Ambassador to London

Javanshir Feyziyev – MP, Head of the interparliamentary working group of the UK – Azerbaijan

Dr Seyed Ali Alavi – Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London

Turan Gafarli – Eurasia and Caucasus expert at TRT World Research Centre.

Each panellist will speak for around 10 minute and then we will move to Q&A session that will take around 30 minute.