Dean Christopher Waters has published an opinion piece in The Globe and Mail about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"For two deadly weeks, there has been war in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region in the South Caucasus inhabited mostly by ethnic Armenians but recognized as de jure part of Azerbaijan. The fighting threatens to widen into the two countries, as a humanitarian ceasefire was widely ignored and missile strikes have begun outside the self-declared republic," writes Dean Waters.
"But despite the belief that conflict has been frozen after Armenians established control over the region in 1994, intense and deadly fighting has regularly flared up along the line of contact over the past quarter-century. In the early 2000s, when I was doing research in Nagorno-Karabakh, it was clear that this 'border' region was a fully militarized and active theatre of conflict. What is new is that civilians are being directly targeted, in violation of international humanitarian law."