Fake and aggressive
They can also beat you up, or break your camera or attack you with a broken bottle as we saw outside Khadija Ismayil's trial today (August 7). The absurdity of it all is unexplainable, I cannot ...
Iran's Sanctions and Azerbaijan's Future
Azerbaijan has worked to portray its gas reserves as a vital counterweight to Europe's dependence on Russian gas. But the imminent entry of competitors such as American, Israel, Iraq, Cyprus, and now Iran into the European ...
‘Azerbaijan’s Dictator Wants Me Dead’
With billions of dollars squandered on the European Games and dozens of activists in jail, the president of a putatively “strong state” is terrified of a small Berlin-based online edition.
The Occupied Goygol of My Childhood
The picturesque lake of Goygol has been closed to the public for 10 years so that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev can spend two or three days a year there.
“The Scapegoat to the East:” How Baku exploits Karabakh issue
The presentation of Armenians as constant aggressors leaves the door open for the Azerbaijani government to point their finger to the east when they begin to feel pressure from their people.
Behind Baku’s eerily perfect façade
Thousands of European athletes are about to converge on Baku, where they will behold opulent high-rises and modern stadiums. But what lies behind the city’s eerily perfect façade? Jonathan Bach, a research fellow with the UNESCO ...
Azerbaijan moves further apart from international community
Azerbaijan’s decision to close the OSCE office is a blunt move that tells the international community that it does not care about its commitments and obligations.
Azerbaijan, a no man’s land
What Azerbaijan really became is a bunch of concrete built over the grievances of Azerbaijanis who struggle to understand what happened to their country.
International ambivalence around Azerbaijan’s EITI snafu
If Azerbaijan can navigate a quiet way out of the EITI without attracting widespread international media attention - perhaps in the shadow of another major regional event - it will likely take it.
On Rasul Jafarov
Azerbaijan is a voluntary signatory of...