Intense fighting erupted September 27th between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh which may soon escalate to full-scale war.

Former U.S. Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh is available to comment on what led to this clash, as well as the growing prospect that Turkey and Russia could be drawn into the conflict. 

Cavanaugh’s focus for the past 25 years has been on the South Caucasus, having served as US mediator for this dispute under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.  He now also works directly with international NGOs to build support for peace efforts in this region.

Cavanaugh came to the Patterson School at the University of Kentucky after a Foreign Service career centered on conflict resolution, political-military affairs and humanitarian issues.