A. Bivainis: Maneuver, Modernization, and the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

Jul 28, 2022

Eastern and Western perceptions of military affairs surface in the region of South Caucasus, a historic crossroad of multiple cultures and worrying parties and erupted into a full-scale war between Ar- menia and Azerbaijan in the fall of 2020 over a region called Nagorno-Karabakh, the mountainous enclave between two countries for which both nations main- tain their cultural, national, and strategic claims. Pro- longed military build-ups, defense coalition initiatives and military modernization are the backdrops for what is now called the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. This article offers an assessment of the mili- tary campaign conducted in a six-week war period. The first part of the article elaborates on maneuver, terrain, and command and control. The second part highlights the decisive role of military modernization.


Read full article in the BATTLESPACE JOURNAL, Summer 2022 issue (pp. 24-27).