(Nagorno-Karabakh/Russia) Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Delayed Resolution and Russia’s Interests (Sergey Markedonov, Valdai Discussion Club)

It is extremely important for Moscow to navigate between Scylla and Charybdis, maintaining a balance in relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan as well as with Turkey and Iran, and with partners in the OSCE Minsk Group. There is no rational need to create additional tensions with the West over Karabakh until (and if) the United States and its allies begin to revise the currently fragile consensus with Russia, Valdai Club expert Sergey Markedonov writes.