Daily Memo: Establishing Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

The peace deal has been signed, but there are still questions about how it should be monitored.

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Cease-fire implementation. Azerbaijani troops entered the Aghdam region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday as part of the Russian-negotiated cease-fire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia. A Turkish air force Airbus A400M also arrived in Lankaran, Azerbaijan, to help monitor the deal. France has called for international supervision of the cease-fire, citing fears that Russia and Turkey could cut Western powers out of future talks and incite more violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Cease-fire opposition. Meanwhile, protests against the peace deal continued in Armenia as activists and the opposition demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The country’s military leadership has also been sharply criticized for its handling of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. In the past four days, Armenia’s defense, foreign, emergencies and labor ministers have all resigned. U.S. support for Georgia. During a two-day trip to Georgia that began on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed relations between the two countries with Georgian leaders. He said the U.S. was ready to help Georgia deepen its Euro-Atlantic ties and strengthen its democratic institutions. He also reaffirmed Washington’s support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression. Germany and Nord Stream 2. The Bundestag overwhelmingly rejected a […]

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