Opinion

  • Author: Beydulla Manafov
    Date:  11 May 2016
    What Heydar could(n't) have done to stem the Karabakh conflict

    Бейдулла Манафов: «Гейдар Алиев вошёл в современную историю Азербайджана, как незаурядный лидер. Но когда об этом говорит его сын, унаследовавший власть от отца, это вызывает обратный эффект, и противоречит элементарным нормам приличия»

  • Author: İntiqam Əliyev
    Date:  14 April 2016
    Danger of attacks against Ali Karimli

    With such campaigns, the government is diverting attention from truly important issues.

  • Author: Ryan McCarrel
    Date:  7 April 2016
    In Nagorno-Karabakh, each side points to the other’s losses, and declares victory

    Over the last several days an unfortunate escalation of violence in and around Nagorno- Karabakh has left several dozen dead and wounded.

  • Author: Arzu Geybulla
    Date:  27 March 2016
    Aliyev's Toys

    Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev likes expensive things: grandiose construction projects, dear-to-host sporting competitions and the odd glitzy Eurovision program. But one of the most precious possessions of the dictator and his regime may be Azerbaijan's political ...

  • Author: No Political Prisoners
    Date:  27 March 2016
    Is Aliyev’s pardon a political ploy?

    This decree has again left a bitter aftertaste. There is still a lot of work to do. Several of the country’s prominent human rights defenders, journalists, opposition politicians and bloggers remain behind bars.

  • Author: Arzu Geybulla
    Date:  14 March 2016
    No more “carrots” left for Azerbaijan

    In Azerbaijan, we have seen it all: the rise from the ashes of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the fall of the country's democratically elected president, and the coming to power of a family who ...

  • Author: Florian Irminger
    Date:  26 February 2016
    States must take real action on Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan has ignored repeated calls for it to end its crackdown on civil society by international organizations. States must now take concrete action at the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, which kicks off ...

  • Author: Arzu Geybulla
    Date:  23 January 2016
    Azerbaijan continues to embarrass itself, and it is no longer funny

    Few days ago, I received news that renowned British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will represent the case of Khadija Ismayilova, Azerbaijan’s unlawfully jailed top investigative reporter at the European Court of Human Rights. Clooney together ...

  • Author: İlham Əliyev
    Date:  22 January 2016
    The future of Azerbaijan's economy

    İlham Aliyev wrote article

  • Author: Jonathan Bach
    Date:  21 January 2016
    A Game of Absolutes

    Azerbaijan is stuck on the world stage between two major actors who are embroiled in quite the kerfuffle. What does the Russia-Turkey rift mean for Baku?