ArmInfo.The Karabakh conflict is not at all in a stage in which we can expect some serious changes. Director of the Caucasus Institute, political expert Alexander Iskandaryan stated this at a press conference on November 11. According to him, the strategy of Azerbaijan is to conduct negotiations and at the same time put pressure on the Armenian side with violence at the border.
<In general, the situation will remain approximate as it is now. That is, the Minsk process will exist, meetings will be held at one or another level, and at the same time I can't say that violence at the borders will stop, "Iskandaryan explained.
According to the political scientist, Azerbaijan has absolutely no reason to agree to include Artsakh in the negotiation process, and this, according to Iskandaryan, is a direct indicator that Azerbaijan is not interested in a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
<Azerbaijan needs to continue to use negotiations as an instrument, but not for settlement, but for something else. If Azerbaijan really wanted to solve the problem, it would itself demand that Artsakh be included in these processes in one form or another. But since this desire is actually not there, then it becomes impossible to imagine it. Azerbaijan does not want to resolve the Karabakh conflict by consensus>, the expert believes.
Iskandaryan also noted that Azerbaijan is trying to put pressure on Armenia so that Armenia and Artsakh agree on a solution that is beneficial to Azerbaijan by building up its power or talking about building up power or by actually acquiring more tools.
<That is, they want to force the Armenians to take their version of the decision by combining the political pressure of world structures and pressure on the Contact Line using the weapons that exist today. However, neither of them succeeds,> the political scientist concluded.