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Karabagh’s roots go back to Caucasian Albania

Caucasian -Albania

The main cause of what is known as the “Karabagh problem” is the territorial claims of Armenians on Azerbaijanis and Azerbaijan. The Armenians’ constant attention towards Azerbaijan in general and Karabagh in particular has its roots in the complex history of the Armenian nation. This can be investigated through a …

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Azerbaijan Democratic Republic

Azerbaijan Parlament

The period of the Democratic Republic, 1918-1920, was a distorted and scarce mentioned page in the history of Azerbaijan during the Soviet era. As archive documents on this period were always kept closed, researchers could not find out the real history, and those who did know about it deliberately described …

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Azerbaijan- Iran Relations: Challenges and Prospects

İran - Azerbaycan elaqeleri

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the former Soviet republics tried to search for their place in the new global structure. It was necessary to discover “new neighbors” who had been separated for many decades by the “Iron Curtain.” It took time for the southern neighbors — Turkey, Iran, …

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Azerbaijan – a growing problem for the West

Azerbaijan EU

Azerbaijan’s cooperation with the West, launched two decades ago, has helped it become a relatively strong and ambitious actor on the international stage. It has become a key country in the region from the Western (USA and the EU) and Turkish points of view, as well as an important partner …

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Azerbaijan’s economic model and its development since independence

socio-economic indicators of Azerbaijan

Obtaining independence on November 18, 1991, the Republic of Azerbaijan entered a long lasting1 transition period with different stages, which lasted till 2010. During this period, the economic development of the country experienced several cycles: firstly, the recession (19921995) recovery (1996- 1997), boom (1998-2008) and final slump (starting 2009).

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Azerbaijan and Turkey: the light and shade of ‘Turkish’ brotherhood

Turkey-Azerbaijan brotherhood

Theses 1. Turkey and Azerbaijan have very close relations for cultural and economic reasons. The only thing that could worsen Turkish-Azerbaijani relations in the future is an improvement of relations between Turkey and Armenia, which is very unlikely. 2. Turkish-Azerbaijani relations have become increasingly pragmatic since the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline was built. Turkey’s energy security and its …

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