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Matthew Bryza

Grinding Axes: The Matthew Bryza Controversy

Murad Gassanly | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Murad Gassanly

Whatever US government engagement in Azerbaijan on human rights and democracy has been so far it has had zero structural impact. Behind-the-scenes advocacy simply does not work -- it is merely appeasement of authoritarianism.

Joshua Hersh

Matthew Bryza, Former Ambassador To Azerbaijan, Responds To Oil Job Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

Matthew Bryza, the former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, is responding to a recent flurry of controversy over reports that he had joined the board of ...

Joshua Hersh

Azerbaijan Opposition Official 'Incensed' By Ex-Ambassador's New Oil Industry Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top Azerbaijan opposition official said his group was "absolutely incensed" by the recent news that the latest U.S. ambassador...

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.