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.

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

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.

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.

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.