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Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict a proxy stand-off between Turkey and Russia

Armoured personnel carriers of the Russian peacekeeping forces drive along a road near Lachin in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov 13, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON - The guns have fallen silent in the six-week-long war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a conflict in which up to 5,000 people have died, and tens of thousands more have been displaced.

But the consequences of the conflict on the south-eastern edges of Europe are likely to be profound. For they presage a broader strategic realignment. And they also herald newer forms of warfare.

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