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One of Vice President Joe Biden’s most recent statements calls on the White House to address an ongoing crisis in the Caucasus “urgently before more lives are lost and the conflict expands.” Otherwise engrossed in the minutiae of Biden’s and President Trump’s every utterance, the U.S. media and the public have overlooked this appeal from the presidential candidate. Here is why Americans should be concerned by the unfolding events at the nexus of Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

On September 27, the military forces of Azerbaijan launched a large-scale assault on Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian-populated enclave within Azerbaijan’s borders. About 140,000 ethnic…

Stephen Badalyan Riegg

Stephen Badalyan Riegg is a historian of Imperial Russia and the Caucasus. He tweets from @StyopaJan.

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