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Russia's Peacekeeping Operations

On the night of November 9, 2020, a trilateral statement signed by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia ended the 44-day Karabakh war. Russian peacekeeping forces entered the conflict...

The Second City Effect in Balanced Regional Development: a Socio-Economic Portrait of the Second-Tier Cities in Azerbaijan

In his book, The Rise and Fall of Nations, Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, a US transnational financial institution, notes that the second city phenomenon has...

Maritime Trade and Environmental Cooperation in the Caspian Sea

Since the 10 November 2020 ceasefire agreement, Turkey has been showing a growing interest in securing its position in the Chinese Belt and Road (BRI) initiative linking Eastern and Western...

The Main Trend of 2020: State Charitable Funds. What Came of Them?

In the economic life of Azerbaijan, 2020 was marked by the establishment of various state funds (actually charitable funds). Although the activities of these funds were short-lived, they had a...

Is the Political Status of Nagorno-Karabakh That Important?

The question of the political status Nagorno-Karabakh has been at the centre of the conflict since it emerged in 1988. Yet, as the conflict enters a new phase the contours...

The Riddle of Karabakh’s Status

In this article, I will first examine the status discussions which preceded the 44-day Second Karabakh War. Then I will look at Russia's previous peacekeeping activities and share my views...

The Second City Effect in Balanced Regional Development: a Socio-Economic Portrait of the Second-Tier Cities in Azerbaijan

In his book, The Rise and Fall of Nations, Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, a US transnational financial institution, notes that the second city phenomenon has...

Why Is It Impossible To Measure the Quality of Housing in Azerbaijan?

It is easy to measure the quantity of housing in Azerbaijan because, according to the reports submitted by various agencies (construction companies, property registrars, local executive bodies, etc.), it poses...

The Minimum Wage and Wage Labor in Azerbaijan

According to the Labor Code, the minimum wage is a social norm that determines the minimum level of monthly wages for unskilled labor and services, taking into account economic and...

The Azerbaijani Government’s Islamic Rhetoric During the Six-Week War in Karabakh

In September 2020 war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh. It lasted approximately six weeks and resulted in Azerbaijan regaining control over the vast majority of the territories...

Muslim Believers in Azerbaijani Prisons

Among the political prisoners of Azerbaijan, religious believers have for a long time been the majority. According to the latest list of the Working Group on Political Prisoners, 49 out...

A Response to Murad İsmayilov's Authoritarian Patriarchy, Racism, and the Crisis of Knowledge: Towards a “De-Radicalization” of the Global Religious Space

In an opinion concerning the recent radicalization of Muslims and the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Murad Ismayilov makes a number of unsubstantiated assumptions...

RELIGION
Muharram commemorations in the southern...

Local Shi'ism existed in the southern regions of the Azerbaijani republic, and particularly as concerns...

SOCIETY
Intellectual tradition, rationality, and freedom

"The mystical is not how the argument is, but that it is. (L. Wittgenstein: The...

OTHER
Hilas və Filonus arasında üç...

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Hilas və Filonus arasında üç...

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OTHER
Some remarks about the current...

If you ask any Azerbaijani academic deeply involved in their profession about the state of...

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Hilas və Filonus arasında üç...

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Redaksiyaya məktublar

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ECONOMY
The Economy of Azerbaijan in...

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SOCIETY
On Illegal Authority of Departments...

While the Soviet model has been renounced in many areas of property relations in Azerbaijan,...

SOCIETY
35-Year-Old European Charter Obligations for...

October 15 marks the 35th anniversary of the opening of the European Charter of Local...

EVENT
2-ci Qarabağ müharibəsinin cari nəticələri

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OTHER
Analitik fəlsəfə nədir?

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OTHER
The Problem of Azerbaijani Turkology...

As the Turkic history tied with the Chinese history, learning the Old Turkic language without...

ECONOMY
Structural Reforms in Azerbaijan

In order to create favorable conditions for economic development and to ensure dynamic development in...

SOCIETY
The Main Trend of 2020:...

In the economic life of Azerbaijan, 2020 was marked by the establishment of various state...