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A final status vote for Nagorny Karabakh
Within the framework of the current peace proposal, known as the Basic ('Madrid') Principles, a final vote on the status of Nagorny Karabakh is intended to confirm and legitimise a future agreement on the underlying issue at the heart of the dispute. Across the conflict, however, different understandings of the nature, timing, location, electorate and sequencing of such a vote fuel insecurity on all sides. Based on discussions among Armenian and Azerbaijani activists and analysts, this paper unpacks these ambiguities.