Last fall, Armenia was devastated by a six-week war with its neighbor Azerbaijan, ending in the deployment of Russian peacekeepers across the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. Yet the “peace agreement” has done nothing to resolve the deeper reasons for the conflict, in the ethno-nationalist strife which has simmered since the fall of the USSR.
Georgi Derluguian is the author of Bourdieu’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus and the coauthor of Does Capitalism Have a Future? He teaches sociology at NYU Abu Dhabi.
My last years in the USSR.