Other things have occupied our attention, but Karabakh War II – currently by far the world’s most intense conflict – continues unabated.
Bad news for the Armenians. The Azeris have advanced to the edges of Sushi and the Corridor that connects Armenia to Stepanakert, the capital of its Artsakh enclave. Its capture will mean that the fall of Stepanakert becomes a matter of time.
Biden will actually probably be better for the Armenians, but by that point it will likely be too late. At the pace the Azeris have advanced, they should be able to capture Stepanakert and clean out the rest of Karabakh by the time he’s inaugurated.
The Turks are certainly smart to have utilized this window of opportunity represented by what is to be a contested US Presidential transition to the max. Putin would be stupid not to do likewise.