Francesco Trupia
Francesco Trupia, from Agrigento (Italy), is a Political Analyst at the "Alpha – Institute of Geopolitics and Intelligence" and International Fellow at the "Caucasus Resource Research Centre-Armenia" based in Yerevan. Trupia held his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Catania (Italy) in February 2014, and his M.A. in Political Philosophy with a major in Multiculturalism and the Theory of Minority Rights from Sofia University St. KlimentOhridski (Bulgaria) in July 2016, where he is currently a PhD candidate. Since spring 2014, Trupia has been involved in a wide range of European projects in Bulgaria at the "Ngo Focus" with unvoiced groups and at the "2015-2016 Sofia Refugee Project". Meanwhile, Trupia interned the Italian journal "Eurasia-Rivista di StudiGeopolitici" and the "Osservatorio di PoliticaInternazionale" (OPI) acting as Adjunct Fellow. Besides, Trupiais currently an International Observer for the local election in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in September 2016 he was a panellist at the International Conference "Political Mobilization of Ethnic Minorities and Anti-Minority Discourse in Europe" at Babe?-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca (Romania). As result of his interest and consistent effort to improve his knowhow and soft-skills, Trupiais taking parting at many training and Summer Courses in Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Georgia, Turkey, Germany, and Poland. Trupia is investigating the geopolitical issues over the Nagorno-Karabakh rivalry from where he reported for Alpha Institute the last peak of military escalation in the early April 2016.
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 2, No. 3 | January 2017
Francesco Trupia
This paper aims to lead an overview on Nagorno-Karabakh rivalry between Armenia and Azerbaijan in order to highlight the frozen state of affairs through an alternative prospective left currently out within the peacekeeping operations. Therefore, main attention is not paid to OSCE-Minks attempts to unfreeze the ethnic conflict, however to the role of collective trauma and historical imaginary to point out the Other question that will be performing a structural role when the two-decades-war will be hopefully over. Hence, what is to be forgotten from wrenching past? How will the figure of the Other – no matter Armenian or Azerbaijani – affect the post-conflict scenario currently negated by cultural prejudices and political propaganda?
Nagorno-Karabakh;"frozen conflict"; "Otherness"; collective imaginary; psychological trauma

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