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Political Affairs Committee of PACE calls for “the withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the other occupied territories of Azerbaijan” reports MP Suleymanov

What follows is a recent, firsthand account of momentous developments at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which we are pleased to present as they unfolded.

A Study in Contrasts: PACE Praises Azerbaijan’s Elections, Decries Turkey’s

In its hamfisted policy, Europe is making a darker future, even while Baku tries to create a brighter one.

International Election Observers: Azerbaijani Parliamentary Elections “Free, Transparent, Democratic”

International observers concluded Monday that Azerbaijan’s parliamentary elections were generally in accord with internationally-accepted standards.

Azerbaijan Heads to the Polls [UPDATED]

Voters are broadly happy with the direction of the country, even those casting votes for opposition or unaligned candidates.

Azerbaijan’s Elections Shaping Up As Reminder to West About Nagorno-Karabakh

The effect Nagorno-Karabakh will have on the elections stands in stark contrast to its place in the Western imagination.

Europe Finds Time to Hector Azerbaijan for Having Tax Laws

Baku is the one island of stability on which Europe can count — yet even this is in danger if Europe cannot keep its attention focused on real concerns.

A Flawed Report on Azerbaijan Nevertheless Tells Important Truths

The resolution of the ongoing Armenian war crime in Nagorno-Karabakh and its surrounding territories remains Azerbaijan’s most obvious need.

Has the West Lost Its Grip at Last?

The danger of a Greek exit is that it reveals the fissures long hidden by a great deal of happy talk about a joint European future.

European Games Show Baku’s Progress; Will the West Recognize It?

No state is perfect; a reform movement suggests not just a need for change, but a desire for it. We should applaud and encourage those nations that actually try, rather than focusing on their failings and ignoring their successes.

Whither the West: Is Russia the Force That Broke the West?

We asked our scholars to weigh in on the changed situation in Ukraine, and the more geographically Western former Soviet Republics, over the last year and more.