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Lessons That Lead to War: Foreign Policy Learning & Military Escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

April 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm +04

About the Event:

Dr. Erik Davtyan will examine Azerbaijan’s decision to launch a war in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020. Drawing on the concept of learning in foreign policy, Dr. Davtyan will unveil the lessons Azerbaijan learned from the reaction of major regional actors in the South Caucasus to rising tensions in Armenian–Azerbaijani relations from the mid-2000s to the July 2020 border crisis. 

During the talk, Dr. Davtyan will argue that the consistent unresponsiveness of the international community emboldened Azerbaijan to proceed with its war preparations. He will demonstrate that Azerbaijan perceived the attitude of regional powers as inability and/or reluctance to interfere in the conflict, fostering a permissive environment for an all-out war.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Erik Davtyan is an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at Yerevan State University and a visiting professor in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland. 

Dr. Davtyan is a former visiting scholar in the Department of Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Center for Eastern European Studies at the University of Zurich. His research interests include small state theory, the foreign policy of South Caucasus states, theories of international relations, and foreign policy analysis.

Language: English


April 12
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm +04
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General Education