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 […]

A Brighter Day on the Horizon for Azerbaijan at PACE?

Azerbaijan’s treatment at the hands of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) may have taken at last a pronounced turn for the better.

Irregularities at PACE’s Secretary-General Elections Come to the Fore

Aleksandra Djurović, the head of the PACE Serbian delegation, has pushed for an investigation into irregularities in a recent PACE election, which include allegations of double-voting and counting the votes of delegates whose votes could not count.

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.