Azerbaijan recently invited Indonesian journalists to the country for an update on the latest developments in international efforts to help resolve its territorial conflict with Armenians over Nagorno-Karabakh.The Jakarta Post’s Pandaya, who also interviewed Armenian diplomats in Jakarta, sees growing tensions as the peace negotiations that began in 1994 remain stalled.

by Pandaya

After a four-hour journey from Baku along the coast of the Caspian Sea and through green countryside, the bus pulled over at the foot of a Caucasus mountain range encompassing Nagorno-Karabakh. Everyone on board alighted from the bus and received a red rose from rifle-slinging soldiers who were waiting for us on the road side. We were escorted up to a monument on the ridge of a hill in the mids...