Will Turkey Re-introduce Death Penalty?

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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

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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.

Saudi Arabia: When Anger Substitutes for Diplomacy

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by Eldar Mamedov When the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini meets with her counterparts from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at an EU-GCC ministerial meeting on July 20 in Brussels, the mood will be far from jubilant. Not only… Continue Reading  

Nagorno-Karabakh: Chance for EU-Iran Engagement

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by Eldar Mamedov What was feared for a long time happened on April 2. Severe clashes erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia around the Nagorno-Karabakh region, a disputed, Armenian-majority area legally part of Azerbaijan. The clashes, which claimed the lives of… Continue Reading  

European Parliament Calls for an Arms Embargo against Saudi Arabia

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by Eldar Mamedov Last week the European Parliament (EP) adopted a non-binding resolution calling for an introduction of an EU-wide embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The resolution, focused on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, condemned the violent and… Continue Reading