ArmInfo.It would be very bold to say that absolutely new processes are taking place in the region, but there are new developments with the preservation of factors that have existed for many years. Such an opinion on September 11 in Yerevan at the round table "Security and Diplomacy in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. The new stage?" Expressed the Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute Sergey Minasyan.
The expert believes that the role of the United States as co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group in the negotiation process will not undergo serious changes. "It should be noted that today there is no negotiating process as such, only attempts are being made to implement the Vienna and St. Petersburg agreements on the introduction of confidence mechanisms, without which it is impossible to ensure progress in the negotiation process and whose implementation is understandably resisted by Azerbaijan," the expert said. At the same time, he added that last year's April war in the zone of the Karabakh conflict testifies that the parties have come close to that "red line" of not returning, after crossing which it will be difficult to predict further developments.
The political scientist also believes that new tendencies in the balance of forces in the region have appeared and it's not just about the Armenian-Russian arms agreement, but also the attempts of Armenia to diversify the defense policy, as evidenced by the visit of the Armenian Defense Minister to China.
At the same time, Minasyan believes that in the societies of the parties to the Karabakh conflict there have been changes in the settlement of the problem, radical sentiments have been fixed, and refusal to make any concessions.
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