Commentary: Step by step

On Saturday, 15 July, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan once again met in Brussels, under the auspices of the president of the European Council Charles Michel, to discuss the future of the relations between their two countries after years of war and conflict, writes in this commentary.

Another meeting, one of dozens that have taken place in the last two years in different parts of Europe and beyond. Many cynics have stopped hoping and stopped watching, dismissing the whole exercise as simply an excuse to perpetuate the status quo. Some blame Armenia, some Azerbaijan, many blame both, and most blame the Russians.

Yet they are wrong.

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