Beginning in 2010 a cross-conflict forum supported by Conciliation Resources, the “Karabakh Contact Group”, ( has brought together Armenian and Azerbaijani experts to discuss and re-examine some of the core problems underlying the Nagorny Karabakh conflict. The latest meeting took place in Washington at the end of December 2014, as part of CR’s engagement in the EU-funded “European Partnership for a Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK)”, and in cooperation with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (

In closed sessions experts from the region, and those based in the US and Europe, discussed various aspects relating to the “Madrid Principles”, the core set of issues on the negotiation table between official Baku and Yerevan. On 18 December, the Carnegie Endowment hosted a public event featuring Karabakh Contact Group participants, attended by around 80 people, focusing on the future of the “Madrid Principles”.

A video reportage of the public event by the Voice of America (Armenian service) can be found at:

A full audio recording is available at:

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