Saudi Charm Offensive in Europe

adel_al-jubeir_sebastian_kurz_september_2015_21729946305

by Eldar Mamedov Saudi Arabia has launched what seems like a charm offensive following the historic vote by the European Parliament (EP) demanding an arms embargo on Riyadh because of the grave violations of the international humanitarian law by the… Continue Reading  

Azerbaijan with Turkey in Cracking Down on Gulen

azerbaijan_-_turkish-curriculum_school_-_agdash_lycee

by Eldar Mamedov As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responds to the failed coup attempt on July 15, Azerbaijan is embracing the Turkish government’s narrative that the botched putsch was orchestrated by followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Among recent… Continue Reading  

No, Turkey 2016 is not Iran 1979

????? ???? ?????? ????? ?? ???? ??????

by Eldar Mamedov In a flurry of the articles written in the aftermath of the failed coup aftermath in Turkey, some analysts argued that the victorious Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will now launch a wholesale Islamization of the country.… Continue Reading  

Will Turkey Re-introduce Death Penalty?

Prime_Minister_of_Turkey_Recep_Tayyip_Erdogan (1)

by Eldar Mamedov At their meeting on July 18 in Brussels, the EU foreign ministers adopted conclusions on the latest developments in Turkey. Beyond the expected condemnation of the coup attempt and exhortations for the government to show restraint toward… Continue Reading  

Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan

aliyev4

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.