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»
Danger of attacks against Ali Karimli
With such campaigns, the government is diverting attention from truly important issues.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The future of Azerbaijan's economy
İlham Aliyev wrote article
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?