Regional and International Cooperation to Reduce Nagorno – Karabakh Conflict

Document Type: Original Article

Abstract

Almost two decades since conflict broke out between Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, two northern neighbors of Iran, in Nagorno – Karabakh region. Although military conflict in this region has minimized with the existing ceasefire, and reaching a sustainable agreement is likely to be happened by the two parties. Close regional and international cooperation seems necessary more than ever in order to reduce conflict in Nagorno – Karabakh region. The main objective of this study is to give a thorough presentation of the regional and international cooperation in order to reduce Nagorno – Karabakh regional issues and hazards.
Hereunder does researcher raise the main question: “To what extent regional and international cooperation is effective in reducing Nagorno – Karabakh conflict?” The hypothesis of the present study is that the interrelated nature of security in international system and Caucasus region causes convergence among neighboring countries to reduce conflict in Caucasus and Nagorno – Karabakh regions. Taking advantage of analytic – descriptive method and benefiting from reliable and authentic sources, it can be concluded that the interdependence of threat will lead to the increased mutual costs in this study. This issue will cause formation of convergence in Caucasus region, so that it will lead to the reduced conflict and tension in Nagorno – Karabakh region.

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