Why Trump is So Opposed to the Nuclear Deal with Iran
One of the peculiar traits of President Donald Trump is that he’s fulfilling his campaign promises.
Breaking Barriers: Women in the Caucasus Working 'Unwomanly' Jobs
There was a time when the profession of doctor or teacher was considered strictly men’s work; today nobody is surprised by woman health professionals. Despite emancipation, women are still excluded from a number of lines of ...
New Bill Targets 'Dangerous' and 'Forbidden' Online Information
'The chair of Azerbaijan’s Internet Forum Osman Gunduz announced that a motion put forward in parliament yesterday will allow the government to more tightly regulate online media in the country.
Why Did US and Russian Military Generals Meet in Baku?
A meeting in Baku on February 16 of the Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valeri Gerasimov and the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Joseph Dunford has sparked ...
Will Brexit Jeopardize the Ability of Caspian Oil, Gas to Compete in Europe?
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January, British Prime Minister Theresa May declared that the United Kingdom will continue with its plans to leave the European Union. How will this work out for ...
The "Religious Threat": Backbone of the Aliyev Regime
History has on multiple occasions proven that those that react to modern values with the words, “we aren’t ready for democracy”, “you are right before your time” rarely know that having taken shelter under despotism, they ...
"Dark Foreign Powers" and the Reality on the Ground
Throughout history, clumsy and incapable governments have tried to explain away their mistakes in domestic policy as the result of the influence of “foreign forces.” Just take a look at recent events in neighboring countries to ...
Two Aliyevs, One Footstep: Ilham's Presidency in the Shadow of His Father's Legacy
Ilham Aliyev has been the president of Azerbaijan since 2003. He is regularly criticized by civil society organizations, opposition parties and international organizations for building an authoritarian regime and consolidating power in the hands of his ...
"The European Swamp": New Report Highlights Corruption in Council of Europe Parliament
On December 17, the European Stability Initiative (ESI) released a report titled, “The European Swamp. Caviar Diplomacy, Part 2. Prosecutors, corruption and the Council of Europe”
Tehran Displeased by Netanyahu’s Visit to Baku
On Tuesday, December 13, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, paid an official state visit to Azerbaijan, where he met with Ilham Aliyev to sign trade agreements and discuss future cooperation between the two countries.