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Zaur Shiriyev

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Is Monitoring of Occupied Territories Back on the Table?

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to increase the size of the international...

Azerbaijan: Higher Oil Prices Mean Increased Military Spending

While low energy revenues have forced Azerbaijan's government to cut back in...

Azerbaijan Wrestles with Rising Iranian Influence

Azerbaijan’s government is growing increasingly concerned about what it sees as growing...

Iran and Azerbaijan Boosting Military Ties

Iran and Azerbaijan have held the first meeting of a military cooperation...

Azerbaijan Threatens to Cut Off Military Cooperation With US and NATO

Azerbaijan has threatened to cut off its military cooperation with the West...

Azerbaijan Building Up Forces in Nakhchivan

Azerbaijan is carrying out a substantial military buildup in the exclave of...

Azerbaijan: A Reset with the EU?

Azerbaijan is pursuing a new agreement with the European Union focused on...

Is GUAM Making a Comeback?

With its first high-level meeting since 2008, the GUAM group of nations...

Azerbaijan Increasingly Airing Grievances with Russia

Azerbaijan is increasingly dissatisfied with Russia’s role as a mediator in the...

Azerbaijan: Ties with Pakistan Focusing on Arms and Energy

Azerbaijan’s diplomatic contacts with Pakistan have intensified over the past year, with...

Azerbaijan: Is Platform for Peace an Olive Branch or PR Stunt?

At a time when the prospects for peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan...

Azerbaijan: Energy Hopes vs. Italian Olive Groves

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline is a key element of Azerbaijan’s efforts to export...

Azerbaijan: Netanyahu Visit Boosts Azerbaijani-Israel Ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent official visit to Baku signals that...

Is Azerbaijan Buying Israel's Iron Dome?

Azerbaijani officials and several media sources have reported that Baku is working...

How Will Donald Trump Handle the Caucasus?

On the cusp of what appears a new era of unpredictability in...

Azerbaijan Looks to Greater Reliance on Domestically Produced Weapons

With an array of new, domestically produced weapons, including sniper rifles, machine...

Presidents of Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Meet, with Armenia in Background

The presidents of Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan met in Baku this week, for...

After Munitions Plant Explosion, Baku Takes Pains with Public Response

Azerbaijan's government has responded with uncharacteristic solicitousness to an explosion at a...

Turkey-Russia Conflict Divides South Caucasus

Sandwiched between Turkey and Russia, and for centuries a battleground for the...

NATO To Increase Cooperation With Armenia, Azerbaijan

NATO is planning to increase its cooperation with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova...

Georgia And Azerbaijan Strengthening Military Ties?

Georgia and Azerbaijan have been publicly cooperating a lot lately, with presidential...