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What is the new peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan? Analyse critically the role of Ethnicity in the conflict.

Topic : Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

2. What is the new peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan? Analyse critically the role of Ethnicity in the conflict. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

The article brings to us the Azerbaijanis celebrating the peace deal in Baku on November 10.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to discuss in detail what the peace deal is about between the Armenia and Azerbaijan and critically examine the role of ethnicity in such a conflict.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Recently, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a peace deal to end the ongoing conflict between the countries. According to the deal, the countries will maintain positions in the areas where they currently hold. This means a significance gain to Azerbaijan.

Body:

Firstly discuss the context of the question; present the highlights of the deal in detail.

Azerbaijan has reclaimed over 15-20% of its lost territory in the conflict. According to the new deal, the countries will maintain the current positions they are holding. Therefore, this will benefit Azerbaijan largely.

Talk about the Nagorno-Karabakh Region, the conflict causing issues.

Then brief about the role of ethnicity in the conflict.

Conclusion:

Conclude with your opinion on such peace deals and their significance.