MECACS- Lilit Gevorgian (IHS Global Insight) War and peace in Nagorno Karabakh

The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies welcomes Lilit Gevorgian of IHS Global Insights to discuss War and peace in Nagorno Karabakh

The session will focus on the current state of Nagorno Karabakh peace talks, Russia’s evolving role as a mediator, as well as the implications of Turkey’s recent Syrian offensive for the conflict. We will then examine Armenian and Azeri domestic political drivers impacting the conflict, including Armenia’s 2018 Velvet Revolution and the recent intensification of Russia’s hybrid war in Armenia. The session will also assess the likelihood of the new war, and measures that can avert a potential re-escalation.

Lilit Gevorgyan is the Russia and CIS principal analyst and economist at IHS Markit.

She is responsible for analyzing the political, security, and economic environment in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and other former Soviet republics. She is a regular contributor to major media outlets, including BBC Radio Four’s Today Show and newscasts, CNN, CNBC and Al Jazeera. She has been quoted in numerous print and online publications. Prior to joining IHS, now IHS Markit, in 2009, Ms. Gevorgyan worked at the Eurasia House at Cambridge University, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, LSE Enterprise and the United Nations. Earlier in her career, she worked for the Armenian ministries of foreign affairs and economy, and the Diplomatic Mission in London. She completed a Diploma from NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, gaining a focus on conflict resolution. Ms. Gevorgyan holds Master of Arts in Political Science from Yerevan State University, Armenia, as well as a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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