A still photo taken from a handout video made available by the Armenian defence ministry on September 27. Armed clashes erupted in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Photo: EPA-EFE A still photo taken from a handout video made available by the Armenian defence ministry on September 27. Armed clashes erupted in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Photo: EPA-EFE
A still photo taken from a handout video made available by the Armenian defence ministry on September 27. Armed clashes erupted in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Photo: EPA-EFE
Danil Bochkov
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Danil Bochkov

As Armenia and Azerbaijan clash, where will China stand?

  • As part of its Belt and Road Initiative, China has courted both Armenia and Azerbaijan. With the two countries engaging in their worst military clash since 2016, Beijing will have to walk a diplomatic tightrope

A still photo taken from a handout video made available by the Armenian defence ministry on September 27. Armed clashes erupted in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Photo: EPA-EFE A still photo taken from a handout video made available by the Armenian defence ministry on September 27. Armed clashes erupted in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Photo: EPA-EFE
A still photo taken from a handout video made available by the Armenian defence ministry on September 27. Armed clashes erupted in the simmering territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Danil Bochkov

Danil Bochkov

Danil Bochkov is an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council. He gained his master of economics at MGIMO-University under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and a bachelor's degree in foreign regional studies at the Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow). He also has a master's degree in world economy from the University of international Business and Economics (UIBE, Beijing)