Vol. 3, No. 4 (February 15, 2010)

Azerbaijan and Pakistan

An interview with H.E. Mr. Abdul Hamid, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Azerbaijan ...
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Territorial integrity and self-determination: From ‘either-or’ to ‘both and’

The evolution of discussions about the Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the last 15 years provides some important lessons about the complex and evolving interrelationship of two principles of international law: the territorial integrity of states and the right of nations to self-determination. In the early years of that conflict, both sides argued that the conflict in the South Caucasus required a decision as to which of these principles was the more important, with those who believed in the primacy of the territorial integrity of states generally dismissive of the r...
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The pros and cons of WTO membership for Azerbaijan

Since the recovery of its independence, Azerbaijan has constantly been pursuing opportunities to expand its foreign trade, an effort that some argue would be helped if Baku were to become a member of the World Trade Organization.  In fact, Azerbaijan began the accession process in 1997 but submitted the required memorandum on its foreign trade regime on April 22, 1999.  And since that time, there have been a series of exchanges between Azerbaijan and the WTO working party on Azerbaijan which includes, among others, Australia, Japan, the European Union and the United States. Dur...
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