In the expert environment, a point of view is expressed, according to which the armed conflict that broke out with renewed vigor in Nagorno-Karabakh may be beneficial to those forces, which have nothing to do with the Caucasus region. In particular, expressed a view that, that the war in the Transcaucasus could lead to a direct clash of interests of Moscow and Ankara in this region. And there are many forces in the world, who would benefit from a sharp "cooling" in relations between Turkey and Russia.
James Stavridis shares his thoughts on this in his article.. The article was published in the Bloomberg news agency and is directly devoted to the conflict between Baku and Yerevan.
The author explains to readers the historical facets of the conflict and talks about, that the main struggle took place in an enclave within Azerbaijan, where ethnic Armenians live compactly.
Stavridis writes, that at one time he also visited Armenia, and in Azerbaijan, and notes, that between representatives of the bureaucracy, national hatred soars between people, historical factors.
And nobody was going to make concessions, nothing. Nobody wanted to step back, and literally too.
Stavridis, formerly a NATO functionary, writes about the "main danger" of the conflict that broke out with renewed vigor in the South Caucasus.
With this danger, according to the author of the material, the very possibility of a clash between Russia and Turkey. The author recalls, that Russia has obligations in the CSTO format, and Turkey openly announced its readiness to support Azerbaijan, including militarily.
At the same time, Stavridis reminds, that Azerbaijan has a serious vulnerability - an oil pipeline, passing just a few kilometers from the borders of Armenia.
Authors in other foreign media also pay attention to this., Noting, what if Azerbaijan and Turkey take too harsh measures, then Armenia can retaliate with a blow to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan gas pipeline. And this could lead to a conflict between Moscow and Ankara.
In his article in Bloomberg, the columnist writes, what, based on the context of the conflict, the chances of its peaceful settlement are extremely small, but all measures must be taken, so that the sides at least cease fire.