U.S. and international mediators should support the vital work of the OSCE Minsk Group, but must to reject the deeply flawed and highly reckless Madrid Principles, a one-sided proposal that demands upfront, strategic, and irrevocable concessions from the Nagorno Karabakh in return for only vague, deferred and reversible promises regarding status from Azerbaijan.
The Madrid Principles would frontload all the risk on Nagorno Karabakh and deliver every reward to Azerbaijan, the aggressor state, - setting back the cause of peace and setting the stage for continued conflict and increased regional instability. A real and lasting peace must be based on the right of free people to live free from foreign rule.
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