Nagorno-Karabagh: Shadow State ? De facto State

Shifted around between different empires over the centuries, attached to Armenia then to Azerbaijan when the Socialist Republics of the Caucasus were created, independent but unrecognized at the end of the conflict with Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh finally try to build a State during the last twenty years in parallel with the negotiations about its status. While in the backstage of the Minsk Group one play with words, juggle with international law and denies the evidence, the institutions are building, the Armenian repopulate former Azerbaijani areas and the word de facto take every day a stronger meaning.

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