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.

Year in Review: 2016, the Year of Unmarked Change

The world as we know it continued the slow dissolve that had been underway for years, and even picked up the pace.

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.

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.

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.

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.