About the Episode
While Putin overreaches in his war on Ukraine, tensions are flaring in the former Soviet territories along present-day Russia’s southern border. The most immediate danger comes from two conflicts that escalated this month— between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Caucasus and between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, both clashes leading to hundreds being killed. Eurasianet’s Joshua Kucera and University of Oxford’s Madeleine Reeves join Deep Dish to explore the erupting violence and whether it could spiral into war.
- Russia’s struggles in Ukraine seed conflict in its neighborhood, Elizabeth Shackelford, Chicago Tribune, September 22, 2022
The New York Times’ Andrew Kramer and Chatham House’s Laurence Broers join Deep Dish to examine the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
As Putin's reach extends beyond Russia, civil society groups grapple with a crackdown at home and threats from abroad.
Ivo Daalder discussed the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh with Christiane Amanpour.
The small Caucasus country challenges the idea that the world is splitting into democratic and autocratic camps, Dan Drezner argues.