There were no breakthroughs in the Armenia–Azerbaijan peace process in 2014, despite a series of meetings between the countries at the ministerial and presidential levels. In fact, the sides were barely able to maintain the status quo. In summer and autumn, fighting intensified as tensions r eached their highest levels in years. While this did not result in full-blown war, the instability of the ceasefire was demonstrated by clashes of a kind unseen since 1994.