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As Conflict Escalates, Dictator Ilham Aliyev Needs to Be Stopped

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Christopher Atamian

The United States and Russia should accelerate their efforts in this direction before it is too late. Let's put an end to historical or territorial recriminations. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia have enough territory to survive and prosper. And without each other, neither country will reach its true potential -- economic or otherwise.

Discovering Azerbaijan in Cannes: A Talk with the Torn Cast and Crew

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

While a cacophony of media and breaking news buzz around us in our daily lives, I personally need the human touch to help me understand a country or a situation. And for that human touch I turn to art, music or even better, cinema to get me to the heart of the matter.

From Houston to Baku: America's Local Foreign Policymaking

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Joshua W. Walker

Just as Texas is the historic result of an independent country proudly joining the United States while preserving its own and Mexican heritage, Azerbaijan is the culmination of three elemental tendencies that accentuate the pivotal nature of its geographic position.

An Unlikely Foodie Haven In The Caucasus

Scott Norvell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Scott Norvell

It's mid-March in Baku, the waning days of a bleary Caspian winter, and every time we sit down to eat, the most incongruous array of fresh produce is ...

Why Kick Sand in Moscow's Face?

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Avoiding confrontations with a major nuclear power is obvious. Yet the United States and Russia are ignoring such common sense in their increasingly heated war of words over Syria's civil war.

PHOTOS: Baku Dolls Itself Up For Eurovision

Thomas Breathnach | Posted 07.23.2012 | Travel
Thomas Breathnach

I discovered a sun-kissed city of ancient ruins and innovative architecture consumed by anticipation for the Olympics of musical kitsch.

With Eurovision 2012 Around The Corner, Azerbaijan Gets Much Unwanted Attention

Jeff Burbank | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
Jeff Burbank

As this year's host of Eurovision, Azerbaijan may well impress visitors with its beautiful, entertaining capital city of Baku and friendly, considerate people, but not with how its government treats the people.

Azerbaijan and Eurovision: Behind the Propaganda

Human Rights Watch | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Media Freedoms in Grave Danger - Eurovision a Key Moment to Stand Up for Free Expression (Berlin) – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) should...

PHOTOS: The Mystery And Charm Of Azerbaijan

Paul Steele | Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel
Paul Steele

Ignited natural gas rises from the ground, creating stunning if not shocking sites that, hundreds and hundreds of years ago, attracted Hindu fire worshippers.

Azerbaijan: Homeowners Evicted for City Beautification

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

"What the authorities are doing in Baku violates national and international law: they are evicting homeowners on a dramatic scale, in some cases for completely non-essential purposes."

Azerbaijan's Innovative Solution to Global Unemployed Muslim Youth

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The work of young entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan is off to a promising start and offers a fine example for young Muslims to emulate all over the developing world.

The Mongol Rally: Georgia on my Mind

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

We are now racing against development. Unfortunately for our schedule, but fortunately for views, we've spent most of our time in the lead.

Azerbaijan's Autocratic President Keeps Pro-Democracy Activists at Bay

Jeff Burbank | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Jeff Burbank

Protesters have built momentum toward what they hope leads to a society free of President Aliyev's authoritarian rule that clamps down on the news media and critics of his government.

The Next Dubai?

Jeff Burbank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Burbank

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, a city poised on the Caspian Sea between Russia and Iran, has ranked atop Forbes' list of the 25 most polluted cities...

Obama's Recess Appointment of Ambassadors to Baku and Ankara Must Be Challenged

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

Pres. Obama's unilateral appointments of Matthew Bryza as Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Frank Ricciardone as Ambassador to Turkey must be strongly chal...

Obama Can Now Replace Bryza With a New Nominee as Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

At this point, the ideal option for Obama would be to abandon Matthew Bryza's flawed candidacy for ambassador to Azerbaijan and name another less controversial nominee who could be confirmed by the Senate.

Senate Should Reject Bryza as Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

At the request of Sen. Barbara Boxer, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had postponed from early August to mid-September its vote on Matt Bryza, ...

Senators Block Ambassadors to Azerbaijan and Turkey

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In a major embarrassment for the Obama Administration, Senators took an unprecedented action last week, blocking the President's ambassadorial nominees for both Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Senate Should Scrutinize Matt Bryza as Nominee for Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

The members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee should closely scrutinize Bryza's nomination to ensure that, if confirmed, he represents U.S. interests in Baku, and not the other way around.

Azerbaijan's Eurovision 2010 Song: 'Drip Drop' by Safura Alizade (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Adams

"Drip Drop" builds on the common R&B theme of a woman done wrong by her man. Vocally, it's a convincing performance. As an added bonus, it contains just two English-as-a-second-language moments.

12 slain in shooting at Azerbaijan oil academy

AP | AIDA SULTANOVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAKU, Azerbaijan — A young man armed with an automatic pistol and clips of ammunition rampaged through a prestigious institute in the Azerbaijan...

Rumors Of The Next Cold War

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

No matter how subtly the conquest happens, Russian control of Georgia would amount to an historic shift in the balance of power -- especially as long as the world economy is fueled by oil.