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How Can Americans Support Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/10/how-can-americans-support-peace-nagorno-karabakh


This seems a bit different than the Ukraine/Crimea issue which had a different history of acceptance by the rest of the world before the recent takeover. Right or wrong, (as noted) the USSR gave Crimea to Ukraine at one point… and the physical connection between the two (Ukraine and Crimea) gave it more weight. Also Russia kept a political hold on Crimea via military bases and a large population of Russian nationals even when it was “Ukrainian”.

I am not sure what would work here. Land swaps? Autonomous zone would fail quickly as populations that were displaced want to come back and ones that are there want to prevent being outnumbered. As the world becomes more belligerent and less open to agreement, I can’t see this ending well no matter who tries to help.

Thanks again, N.J.S. for clarifying the issues in an otherwise
foggy affair of America’s permanent wars, immediate or by
Heck, as long as the weapons makers and Wall Street
make a buck, the wheels taking the American public to hell
are well greased.