Vol. 6, No. 8 (April 15, 2013)

Azerbaijan and Canada

An interview with H.E. Mr. Farid Shafiyev, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Canada and Permanent Representative to ICA ...
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Changing borders a dangerous idea, Azerbaijan reminds Iran

Iranian suggestions that the border between Iran and Azerbaijan should be revised and that portions of Azerbaijan, including the capital city of Baku, should become part of the Islamic Republic have attracted international attention as the latest example of Tehran’s aggressiveness and the best reason why Azerbaijan must stand firm with the United States and Israel against Iran. Two aspects of this story have received less attention, however; and yet they, rather than the dominant narrative, say more about the meaning of these suggestions. On the one hand, the Iranian suggestions follow...
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Azerbaijani-Chechen interactions: The present and the past

On November 15, 2012, head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov paid a visit to Azerbaijan to discuss prospects for cooperation between the two republics.  The visit of the Chechen leader to Baku was not the first contact between Azerbaijan and Chechnya.  AZPROMO, the Azerbaijani Foundation for Supporting Exports and Investments, on April 4, 2012, organized in Baku a presentation on investment possibilities in the Chechen Republic.  The presentation was attended by a Chechen delegation headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Chechen Republic and Finance Mi...
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