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Rulers Who Use the Social Media They Ban

Freedom House | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

by Cyrus Rassool Program Associate, Internet Freedom Iran's rulers have actively used social media for international diplomacy and even for mess...

Azerbaijani Government Accused Of Intimidating Writer

AP | AIDA SULTANOVA and PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.14.2013 | Books

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Human Rights Watch accused the government of Azerbaijan on Tuesday of intimidating a writer at the center of a public row ove...

Goulash Diplomacy: Why Viktor Orban Should Resign

Christopher Atamian | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Christopher Atamian

The United States, the United Nations and other international organizations and governments should apply all available pressure on the Azeri government to honor its agreement with Hungary and return Safarov to where he belongs for the rest of his life -- a jail cell.

Israel's Secret Staging Ground

Foreign Policy | MARK PERRY | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

In 2009, the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Donald Lu, sent a cable to the State Department's headquarters in Foggy Bottom title...

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.

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.

Overcoming negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

This guest post was written by Onnik Krikorian and originally appeared on the World Development Report 2011 blog on August 6, 2010. In the 16 yea...

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 President's Son Implicated In Strange Dubai Deals

washingtonpost.com | Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Even by the standards of a city that celebrates extravagance, it was a spectacular shopping spree: In just two weeks early last year, an 11-year-old b...

Who Will Blink First, Armenia or Turkey?

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

For more than a year, many Armenians, both in Armenia and the Diaspora, have vigorously complained to the government about the wisdom of negotiating an agreement with Turkey.