Beyond optimism: what are the hurdles to an Armenia-Azerbaijan peace agreement?

"While the recent expressions of optimism from Azerbaijani President Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan regarding the potential signing of a peace agreement this year are promising, the path to a comprehensive resolution remains complex and challenging," writes Gulkhanim Mammadova for

"The issues surrounding the future of Karabakh Armenians, international presence in the region, and the evolving global dynamics are intertwined, making any progress contingent upon careful negotiations and strategic considerations."

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