In a recent article, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow David Smith writes about the current state of Turkish-Armenian relations. Smith writes that hopes for normalization of relations between the two nations appear to be fading, as conflict persists over Armenia's presence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. Smith writes that Armenian and Turkish legislatures have failed to approve an agreement to reopen the border between their two countries, despite pressure from the US and other nations. Now, he says, "...even if a big diplomatic push succeeds in getting the agreement back on track, many underlying issues and years of mistrust will remain. Consequently, western leaders must remain engaged to channel the agreement in a positive direction." Read the full article here.