The peace deal has yielded up the control of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan. This settlement could prove to be markedly advantageous to the South Caucasus; however, it could also intensify the deep-seated animosity between the two states.
An alliance that is secured by mutual support and burgeoning trade relations, Azerbaijan and Pakistan relations have amplified remarkably since the past two decades. With a possibility of a full-scale war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, support from its allies, especially Turkey and Pakistan, just might embolden Azerbaijan to conclude the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute.
The South Caucasus pulsates with the sounds of an incipient war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh region remains the main area of contention between the two states since 1918. A more worrisome matter is that their respective allies could further ignite the aggression.