the text “THE NAGORNO-KARABAKH KNOT” and the image of a knot over a map of the N.K. region with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran

Welcome to the Nagorno-Karabakh Knot podcast series by Radio Canada International.

This podcast series examines the roots of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its impact on the Armenian and Azerbaijani societies as well as the larger region, and ways of resolving it.

As part of this series, Radio Canada International spoke with Canadian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Russian and Turkish experts and journalists to get insights into the longest running and bloodiest conflict to emerge from the ruins of the former Soviet Union.

While thanks to another Russian-brokered ceasefire the latest bout of fighting has stopped for now, the conflict is far from over and the prospect of peace between Armenians and Azerbaijanis appears as uncertain as ever.

This latest war has created new facts on the ground for Armenians and Azerbaijanis, new victors and vanquished, and has opened new wounds while the old ones have yet to heal.

There are also new players with boots on the ground - Russia and Turkey. However, their strategic rivalry in the region adds new strands to the fiendishly complex knot of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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