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Russia | The Guardian: Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal reshapes regional geopolitics

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Western powers sidelined as Russia and Turkey use sway on local players to bolster influence

The Russian-brokered ceasefire deal in Nagorno-Karabakh will empower both Moscow and Ankara as the new kingmakers in the South Caucasus, analysts said, redrawing security guarantees between Armenia and Azerbaijan with the conspicuous absence of the west.

As in the conflicts in Libya and Syria, Russia and Turkey have once again found themselves backing opposing sides, and used their sway on local players to negotiate for peace deals that guarantee their own influence.

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