International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Resolution: Role of Major Powers and Organizations
Afshan Naz, Sadaf Farooq, Syeda Saiqa Bukhari

Two South Caucasian states Armenia and Azerbaijan have ethnic conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh region located in Azerbaijan but populated by Armenians. Since the early years of 20th century and during a full-fledged war of 1994 it faced massacres and violations on small and large scales. Even after passing more than two decades, the conflict is still unresolved and human rights are violating. This research briefs that the area is important strategically due to which major powers and international organizations are also active in this conflict. The study focuses on interests and roles, which major powers are playing in conflict resolution along with the role of organizations in making efforts for its resolution. It also analyses the factors, which are creating obstacles in peaceful resolution of the conflict. It concludes with certain options as how the conflict can be resolved not only in theoretical terms but also with practical implementations of strategies.

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