Russia’s passivity towards Azerbaijan’s ethnic cleansing of Nagorno Karabakh marks a shift of power in the region with potentially wider consequences. It would not be the first time that the Kremlin’s fortunes have been decided in the South Caucasus.
Sociologist and historian of Armenian, Russian and Ukrainian descent. His area of specialty is in ethnic violence, guerrilla movements and revolutions, particularly in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Africa, as well as post-Cold War globalization. He is currently a professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi.