Rutland: War Clouds Gathering in the Caucasus?

Writing for The Moscow Times, Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, professor of government, says that unrest between Armenia and Azerbaijan may develop into a war which could ultimately involve Russia. The contention centers on the province of Karabakh and its surrounding districts. Armed conflict will almost certainly provide an opportunity for Russia to insert itself in much the same way it did in Georgia in 2008.