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.

Elections in Azerbaijan: Avoid the “Double Standard”

There are reasonable doubts and facts proving that some international spheres are trying to discredit the next free and democratic elections in Azerbaijan, even before they take place.

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.

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.

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.

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.

European MPs Protest Jailing of Two Men by Armenia’s Puppet Nagorno-Karabakh Regime

Slowly but surely, a time of reckoning is approaching. The small crimes highlight the larger one of the occupation; and, very soon, the excuses will run out, leaving Armenia’s wrongs recognized by the world.

More Questions on the Yunus Nomination for the Sakharov Prize Arise

Today, we have even more questions than answers — questions that pose real hurdles to Yunus’s nomination.