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Shahla Sultanova

Azerbaijan: Anti-Corruption Initiative Draws Decent Public Reviews

An initiative in Azerbaijan to curb corruption is drawing some positive reviews...

Azerbaijan: Wary of Breaking Ties with Gülen in US?

Azerbaijan’s recent crackdown on institutions and individuals allegedly linked to the influential...

Azerbaijan: ‘Family Is the First Fear’ of LGBT Community 

The 19-year-old Azerbaijani man claims he awoke one morning in mid-August to...

In Muslim Azerbaijan, Self-Interest Prompts Support for Israel on Gaza

The Facebook photo showing a hand holding an Azerbaijani passport came with...

Azerbaijan Can't Kick the Habit: Another NGO Activist Gets Prison-Sentence

For Azerbaijan,  this week has been a busy one. But, critics charge,...

Azerbaijan Backing Turkey’s Crackdown on Gülen Movement

Azerbaijan appears to be joining in Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s...

Banned from Turkey: Q&A with Journalist Mahir Zeynalov

The longstanding fight over media rights in Turkey intensified earlier this month...

Azerbaijan: President Aliyev as Lady Justice

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was once dubbed corruption’s “Person of the Year”...

Azerbaijan: Does Party Game Imitate Life?

More than 25 years after its creation, a party game that enables...

Azerbaijan: Female Believers See Opportunity in Opposition Protests

Faced with the prospect of potential arrest, police abuse or harassment, few...

Azerbaijan: Islam Comes with a Secular Face

While there are numerous touchstones of tension in Azerbaijan, including corruption and...

Azerbaijan: Courting Enhanced Pakistani Support

While Turkey remains Azerbaijan’s chief strategic partner, officials in Baku are taking...