Is Azerbaijan looking for a new war?

Dr. Artyom Tonoyan is a sociologist researching religion and politics in the South Caucasus at the University of Minnesota.

In a conversation with CivilNet, Tonoyan says he believes that Azerbaijan is initiating skirmishes to try and keep Armenia in continuous instability. And, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev uses this turmoil to solidify his power base in his own country.

Tonoyan also explains why a large-scale war is unlikely within the sovereign territory of Armenia.