New Report on Armenia and Influence Buying Rocks Council of Europe

A new report, which is already making waves in PACE, has the potential to completely upend the status quo in that body and its approach to Armenia’s occupation of a fifth of Azerbaijan.

Trump and Azerbaijan: A New Beginning in 2017?

President-Elect Trump must take the opportunity of his inauguration to make a fresh start with Azerbaijan, for everyone in the region.

Education in Azerbaijan Joins the Country’s Reform Movement

The Azerbaijan Teacher Development Centre is receiving international praise, and is becoming a real win for everyone involved — but especially the students and Azerbaijan’s future.

Azerbaijan Votes on Constitutional Reform

Observers on the ground for Azerbaijan’s constitutional referendum have once again reported the voting as a smoothly run, peaceful, highly democratic process

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.

White House Endorses Return of Azerbaijani Provinces to Baku

The White House now explicitly supports the return of much of Azerbaijan’s occupied territory to Baku. It’s a lot cagier on Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh.

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.

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.

Why the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Matters: A Primer

Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a brief but bloody engagement in the Azerbaijani province of Nagorno-Karabakh over the weekend. Here’s why it matters.

Elkhan Suleymanov: PACE Officially Identifies Armenia as Occupying Power of Nagorno-Karabakh and Adjacent Areas of Azerbaijan, Requests Immediate Withdrawal of Armenian Forces from the Region

What follows is a recent, firsthand account of new and historically significant¬†developments at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. We are pleased at the opportunity to carry this important recollection here. (Strasbourg, January 30, 2016) Two draft reports, related to Nagorno-Karabakh and other territories of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia, were debated and put […]