Dr. Artur LAKATOS*
Delia Gabriela COCORA**
Abstract. This paper is dealing with the geopolitical implications of the frozen conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh. Presenting the basic terms and environment of the conflict, our analysis is dealing not only with the irreconcilable positions of the three parts involved in the conflict – Armenia, Azerbaijan and the self-proclaimed republic of Artsakh on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh – but also with the attitude of certain forces, like the Russian federation, the United States of America, the Muslim world and its major states, among them Turkey or Iran. At the end of the article, as conclusions, we formulate a few theoretical ideas on how the European Union could ensure stability for the region, and which could be its main instruments.
Key words: Nagorno-Karabakh, Artsakh, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nationalism in the Caucasus, frozen conflicts
* Dr. Artur Lakatos este cercetător postdoctoral la Universitatea din Szeged, în cadrul programului Bolyai al Academiei Maghiare de Ştiinţe
** studentă la Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice, Secţia Franceză, din cadrul Universităţii din Bucureşti