Armenia & Azerbaijan: the Ukraine effect

Following the Ukraine crisis where now for EU policy on Armenia and Azerbaijan?


Richard Giragosian, Director,Regional Studies Center, Armenia

Avaz Hasanov, Director of the Society for Humanitarian Research, Azerbaijan


Chaired by

Andrew Wilson, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR

The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's annexation of Crimea have changed the geopolitical landscape in Europe's Eastern neighbourhood. What does this mean for the South Caucasus? What is behind Armenia’s uneasy embrace of the Eurasian Union and the recent crackdown on civil society in Baku? What are the prospects of a peace deal over Nagorny Karabakh following the unusually heightened tensions over the summer? And where now for EU policy on Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Richard Giragosian is the Founding Director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC), an independent think tank in Yerevan, Armenia. He previously served as a Professional Staff Member in the U.S. Congress and was a guest lecturer for the U.S. Army’s Special Forces.

Avaz Hasanov is the Director of the Society for Humanitarian Research in Azerbaijan and Editor of their magazine Human Rights in Azerbaijan.

Andrew Wilson is Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR. His most recent book – Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West– was published in October.