Azerbaijan Heads to the Polls for Political Reform

Azerbaijan’s people are set to vote on constitutional amendments, in a process hailed by foreign observers, and to continue their tradition of direct democracy.

Russia Endorses Plan to Keep Russia from Shooting Ukrainians (Subject to Revision)

Ukraine cannot dislodge the better Russian army; Russia cannot or will not finalize its de facto conquest of half of its cultural cradle; and the West has discovered a new reality television series in Syria.

NATO Threatens Russia With Stern Letter-Writing Campaign to Save Ukraine

Whatever Putin’s many sins — and they are legion — he has forced the West to admit that it just stopped caring years ago, and the world belongs to those who care.

Poland Asks: Does the EU Matter for Anything?

All of the fights over the next few weeks are mere sideshows. The greater story now is whether the European Union has a future beyond an existence as a trading zone.

How Will the US Respond to ACSDA Petition?

A civil society group in Azerbaijan launched a petition on the White House’s website to raise awareness of Armenia’s illegal occupation, and the imminent failure of the Sarsang Reservoir.

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Russia Endorses Plan to Keep Russia from Shooting Ukrainians (Subject to Revision)

Ukraine cannot dislodge the better Russian army; Russia cannot or will not finalize its de facto conquest of half of its cultural cradle; and the West has discovered a new reality television series in Syria.

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Azerbaijan Heads to the Polls for Political Reform

Azerbaijan’s people are set to vote on constitutional amendments, in a process hailed by foreign observers, and to continue their tradition of direct democracy.

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Azerbaijan: A Model of Tolerance in an Intolerant Region

Azerbaijan has declared 2016 the Year of Multiculturalism. With a long history of moderation and tolerance, this is the story of one more link between the West and Azerbaijan.

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