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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.

Obama Administration Stonewalls in Face of Evidence of Covert Action Against Azerbaijan

Two years ago, it would have seemed that Baku was a favored ally; today, with Washington’s lurching friend-is-foe approach to policy, the ground appears less certain.

Whither the West: A New Beginning

As we prepare for a re-launch, we will be hosting symposia on several questions, with our scholars — past and present — and some notable personalities weighing in.

Euronest Session in Yerevan Mocks European Values

It is time to send a message to Armenia: That the ills of today must be cured long before any talk of the past can be addressed.