Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan


by Eldar Mamedov The Brexit crisis could create geopolitical headaches for Azerbaijan at a time when Baku is worried about keeping the country’s leaky economy afloat.

Baku’s Formula One Race: Image Over Cost


by Vusala Alibayli It is billed as “four unforgettable days of entertainment.” But some Azerbaijanis wonder whether the most unforgettable aspect of the June 16-19 Formula One Grand Prix Europe, hosted in their capital city, Baku, will be the event’s cost.… Continue Reading  

Armenians Push Away from Russia’s Embrace


by Marianna Grigoryan When Armenia joined the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union in 2015, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan justified the decision in part by asserting that membership would enhance Armenia’s national security. But, as the early April flare-up in fighting between Armenian… Continue Reading  

Azerbaijan: Will Khadija Ismayilova’s Freedom Open Prison Doors?


by Durna Safarova Two days before her 40th birthday, Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was released from prison on May 25. Questions persist about the Azerbaijani government’s motivation for the release, and whether it portends a loosening of restrictions on civil liberties… Continue Reading  

Women Call End to Violence in Nagorno-Karabakh

Women in Black Photo

by Anna Tenuta Earlier this month, the so-called “frozen conflict” between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region erupted. News reports suggest more than 30 people, including soldiers from both sides and civilians, were killed in four days of… Continue Reading