27 May 2020

Does Armenia Want an Integrative or Punitive Solution?

When Armenia occupied about 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories in the consequence of the military assault against the latter and the resulting active military hostilities ...

27 May 2020

The Increasing Role of Azerbaijan as a Regional Digital Hub

  On April 10, the Azerbaijani parliament ratified and President Ilham Aliyev approved a law for laying a trans-Caspian fiber-optic cable across the bottom of the Caspian Sea between ...
22 May 2020

Liberal Values Cannot Be Built Upon Occupation And Ethnic Cleansing – OpEd

On May 21, 2020, the Armenian occupation force held the so-called inauguration of a newly elected leader of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. This was the result of illegal ...
16 May 2020

Is Azerbaijan a “middle power”?

“Middle powers” have been on the forefront of many international initiatives that demand coordination of resources and promotion of values. Traditionally, middle powers are named ...
13 May 2020

Virtual Summits of Turkic Council and Non-Aligned Movement: Why are They Important for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Policy?

Azerbaijan is one of those states that often punches above its weight in international relations, thanks to a number of factors, principally the country’s strategic location in between ...
05 May 2020

Non-Aligned Movement is ‘United Against Covid-19’

On Monday (4 May), an online Summit of the Non–Aligned Movement (NAM) states was held at the initiative of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Dr Esmira Jafarova shares her impressions ...
28 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Increases Importance of Middle Corridor

Following the large coronavirus outbreak in Iran, neighboring countries quickly closed their borders with the Islamic Republic. More than a thousand Turkish trucks carrying goods to Central ...
27 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan Stresses the Importance of Multilateral Response to the Pandemic

The international political system is likely to experience some changes in the post-pandemic period, at least in two, and both in dangerous, directions. The outbreak of Covid-19, first and f ...
23 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan’s response to COVID-19 related economic problems

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Azerbaijan began in February. The first case of infection was recorded on February 28 and first death on March 12. As of April 17, Azer ...
22 Apr 2020

Can the coronavirus crisis impact on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution?

Now, when the world is immersed in an enduring coronavirus crisis, it will be quite difficult for Armenia to carry this additional burden, writes Gulshan Pashayeva. Two years have passed ...
17 Apr 2020

COVID-19 doesn’t prevent Azerbaijan from looking at future with optimism

Over 25 years Azerbaijan has become an energy state, but not only the mere exporter of the crude, also the exporter of energy security. Together with its partners Azerbaijan has built a s ...
16 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Is a Test of Multilateralism

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, ensuing events surpassed the worst expectations in the shortest time span imagined. It appeared that humanity was not ready to face the next pandemi ...
16 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan: Energy, reforms, COVID-19 and optimism

When Azerbaijan became the elected member of the United Nations Security Council in 2012-2013 for the first time in its independent history the achievement may have seemed surreal for this s ...
14 Apr 2020

Simulation of ‘democracy’ in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh

The simulation of “democracy” in occupied territories of Nagorno-Karabakh unrecognized by the international community fooled no one, writes Vasif Huseynov. Despite the coronav ...
14 Apr 2020

Right-Wing Populism Sweeping Across the South Caucasus

The national politics in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus, increasingly more strikingly, reflects the global trend that has recorded a double growth in the number of populist lead ...
09 Apr 2020

The Case for Centrism in the Post COVID-19 New Normal

As the COVID-19 pandemic puts the whole world in crisis mode, a plethora of experts predict the radical change in behavior of states and other related actors. International relations guru an ...
08 Apr 2020

New Hope for a Breakthrough in the Nagorno-Karabakh Deadlock?

On 28-30 January, in Geneva, Switzerland, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan held an OSCE-mediated meeting on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The meeting lasted for eleven hours ...
07 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan and Russia – Economic Cooperation and its Prospects

In recent years, the bilateral cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan has been intensively and dynamically developed in all directions. Both countries demo ...
06 Apr 2020

What is happening with the “peace” in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict?

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has dragged on for three decades without much progress on the part of the mediators to find a fair and durable solution. Events of 2019 and early ...
08 Feb 2020

Azerbaijan broadens the horizons of cooperation: balanced foreign policy

NOTE BY AIR CENTER: There are some editorial and factual mistakes in the article that has happened during the publishing process. We have asked the publishing agency for the correction. ...
05 Feb 2020

Snap Parliamentary Elections: Critical Stage of Azerbaijan’s Political Transformation

In Azerbaijan, the energy-rich South Caucasian country, reform has become a popular buzzword since a few months. The word remained in the headlines of the local media throughout the whole ye ...
28 Jan 2020

A Year in Review: Azerbaijan Pursues Internal Reforms and External Multilateralism

The politics of Azerbaijan were unusually dynamic in 2019, compared to recent years, shifting dramatically between January and December. President Ilham Aliyev notably continued the transfor ...
15 Jan 2020

External Implications of Domestic Reforms in Azerbaijan

The restructuring of the governance system, the appointment of Western-educated young professionals to the leading positions, and more decisive fight against corruption in energy-rich Azerba ...
26 Dec 2019

Renewable Energy Renews Azerbaijan’s Energy Strategy

Note: The information and sources used for the below article come from the author’s access to primary sources and official documents of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerba ...
03 Dec 2019

Geopolitical and economic significance of TANAP

On November 30, 2019, Azerbaijan and Turkey will finalize the second-final phase of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) which will carry Azeri gas from Shah Deniz (SD) Stage 2 t ...
09 Nov 2019

Monument Dispute in South Caucasus: Why Should It Be Given More Attention?

Those monuments that are built as memorials to controversial historical figures, such as the colonialist leaders who played key roles in the enslaving or killing of thousands of people or to ...
10 Oct 2019

Non-aligned must be non-alienated from the global agenda for peace

This year, NATO marked its 70 anniversary. NATO is the most powerful political-military bloc that survived after the end of the Cold War, while its rival, the Warsaw Pact, was created in 195 ...
08 Oct 2019

Negotiations failed? Nagorno-Karabakh conflict reaches dangerous stage

On September 28th, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, addressing the general debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, pointed out that the settlement of ...
27 Sep 2019

Persian Gulf and Black Sea transport corridor and its implications for the South Caucasus

In recent years, increasing political importance of new transportation corridors made them one of the main tools in international relations. Especially, in Eurasian continent this trend nece ...
11 Sep 2019

Economic Diversification in Azerbaijan and Its Geopolitical Implications

On August 19, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on applying the “Agrarian Insurance Law” and establishing the “Agrarian Insurance Fund&rdquo ...
03 Sep 2019

Turkmenistan should promote the Trans-Caspian Pipeline more actively

Iran and Russia are opposing the implementation of the Trans-Caspian project, which is supported by Azerbaijan and is in the EU’s interest, writes Shahnar Hajiev. The broader Caspia ...
01 Sep 2019

The surge of right-wing populism reaches the capitals of South Caucasus

The rise of right-wing, nationalist populism in the global politics illustrated by the North American domestic turmoil, Brexit and European elections appears to be gradually diffusing into t ...
01 Aug 2019

Azerbaijan sets to take over the chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement

Although rarely discussed in media, the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) is an international organization uniting 120 member countries, and 17 observer countries and 10 international organizatio ...
19 Jun 2019

Armenia’s position blurred the progress for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and leads to an escalation

The conflict between two South Caucasus countries – Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh became as one of the bloodiest and long-lasting conflicts contributing to instabili ...
03 Apr 2019

Who’s Afraid Of Peace? – OpEd

On March 29, Azerbaijan and Armenia held their first official bilateral meeting under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation Minsk Group, with co-chairs from the Unite ...