BAKU (Trend)–The International Crisis Group will publish a new report on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict next week, according to ICG Europe Program Director Sabine Freizer, the Azerbaijani Trend news agency reported on Wednesday.
The report will “focus on the possibility of a new war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno Karabakh,” Trend quoted Freizer as saying.
According to Freizer, the report is based on research carried out in Azerbaijan and Armenia over the course of four months by a group of ICG analysts.
“The main focus that we are looking at is increased ceasefire violations on the line-of-contact, military budgets of both Armenia and Azerbaijan, and of course, the failure of the Minsk Group’s facilitated talks to make progress,” she explained.
Established in 1995, the ICG regularly publishes reports on Nagorno Karabakh and other regions and countries embroiled in conflict.
The last ICG report on Karabakh was released in 2009. The report, titled “Nagorno-Karabakh: Getting to a Breakthrough,” can be read here. According to Freizer, the upcoming report will be a follow-up to the 2009 document.
In 2007, the ICG issued a report, titled “Nagorno Karabakh: Risking war,” which can be read here. The report explored various ways of resolving the conflict and assessed the likelihood of renewed hostilities in the area.
The ICG first wrote about Karabakh in 2005, when it published two reports on the conflict.