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#Azerbaijan –  from battlefield to the hub of inter-regional projects

#Azerbaijan – from battlefield to the hub of inter-regional projects

| May 28, 2020

  “To find yourself, think for yourself” – this is how great philosopher Socrates described the freedom and independence almost 2,500 years back. This aphoristic sentence provokes potentially limitless debates on determinism between the independence of nations, and their development, achievements and contributions to the humanity. History of nations is full of proves for supporters […]

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#Azerbaijan elections: President Aliyev consolidates power

#Azerbaijan elections: President Aliyev consolidates power

| February 14, 2020

Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan last weekend were conducted smoothly and delivered a solid majority for the ruling New Azerbaijan Party. The result is an endorsement of President Ilham Aliyev’s (pictured) agenda, and gives a platform for the Parliament to now undertake a reinvigorated reform programme, modernize Azerbaijan’s institutions and diversify its economy, writes James Wilson. […]

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#Azerbaijan – Preparing students for excellence

#Azerbaijan – Preparing students for excellence

| December 24, 2019

As a graduate of the London School of Economics and Birkbeck, I am very grateful for the opportunities that studying in English has afforded me. This was one of my principal motivations to establish both the European Azerbaijan School (EAS) and the Azerbaijan Teacher Development Centre (ATDC) in Baku, writes Tale Heydarov. Today, while English […]

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#UNESCO – Economy of Heritage

#UNESCO – Economy of Heritage

| July 25, 2019

The 43rd session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku chaired by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev ended on July 10. Delegations from 21 Member States that constitute the World Heritage Committee as well as observers from States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) participated […]

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The biggest night in #Azerbaijan football history awaits

The biggest night in #Azerbaijan football history awaits

| May 29, 2019

When they step onto the field of the Baku Olympic Stadium tonight (29 May), Arsenal and Chelsea will be making Azerbaijani footballing history. Of course, I recognize the difficulties associated with this particular occasion, but as an Azerbaijani, I can’t help but feel the excitement. When the victors hold the famous Europa League Cup aloft it will […]

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As #Azerbaijan partnership strengthens, survey shows strong support for Aliyev’s policies 

As #Azerbaijan partnership strengthens, survey shows strong support for Aliyev’s policies 

| April 11, 2019

More than 90% of the new EU-Azerbaijan trade and political agreement deal is already agreed, it has been revealed. The news emerged from this week’s Azerbaijan-EU Co-operation Council in Brussels and coincides with publication of a new survey by a French pollster showing that over 85% of those polled appraised  Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev activities as […]

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#Armenia and #Azerbaijan – Leadership rapport is no substitute for a deepened peace process

#Armenia and #Azerbaijan – Leadership rapport is no substitute for a deepened peace process

| April 11, 2019

Positive steps towards Armenian-Azerbaijani peace do not compensate for the weaknesses of a largely de-institutionalized, top-down process. Laurence Broers Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @LaurenceBroers At their first official summit on 29 March, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan exchanged views on several key issues relating to the settlement process […]

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