Kapil Komireddi

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A Nagorno-Karabakh soldier on the border of Azerbaijan in 2015 (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Azerbaijan began shelling Armenian positions in Nagorno-Karabakh — a disputed piece of territory in the Caucasus peopled primarily by the Armenians but owned, at least on paper, by Azerbaijan. In the 1920s, Soviet administrators, disregarding demography, had placed Nagorno-Karabakh inside Azerbaijan. In the run-up the USSR’s demise, the local Armenians voted overwhelmingly to secede from Azerbaijan in a referendum and proclaimed independence.

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Kapil Komireddi
Kapil Komireddi is the author of Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India

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