I am delighted to welcome you to the pages of Azerbaijan in the World, the new biweekly of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy.
Given its booming economy, increasing presence in international affairs and growing prestige, Azerbaijan today deserves your attention, and I am confident that this new electronic publication will serve as a useful guide to its foreign policy.
Situated in one of the most geopolitically sensitive regions in the world, my country affects and is affected by various regional trends, energy issues, and security threats, and in order to understand where Baku is heading, you will want to keep track of developments in all these areas. And Azerbaijan in the World will thus feature articles on those issues as well.
Because Ambassador Pashayev, the rector of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, and Paul Goble, ADA’s director of research and publications, stand behind this project, I have every confidence in its success.
I plan to be an attentive reader as well as a frequent contributor and very much hope you will be both as well.