A Brief Description of Azerbaijani...

“The reality is quite plain: the ‘end of the era of nationalism,’ so long prophesied, is not remotely in sight....

6 September, 2021 / Altay Goyushov

The Karabakh Peacekeepers’ Legitimacy Problem

On the basis of the trilateral declaration signed by Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia on November 10, 2020, Russian peacekeepers were...

1 September, 2021 / Shahin Jafarli

Internet Censorship: Access, Use, and...

The internet now has as much strategic importance as other media in Azerbaijan. Internet usage has skyrocketed in recent years,...

25 August, 2021 / Firuza Nahmadova

Recent Court Cases Involving Dirty...

In recent months, the news from the Westminster Magistrates’ Court has been a major topic of discussion on social media...

16 August, 2021 / Rashad Aliyev

Veritas: Doğruluq və doğruluq nəzəriyyələri...

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9 August, 2021 / Tinay Mushdiyeva

Building Smart Cities and Villages...

In recent years, many developed and developing countries have turned their attention to the catchy and attractive new concepts of...

6 August, 2021 / Anar Valiyev

Russia’s New National Security Strategy

On July 2, 2021, President Vladimir Putin approved Russia’s new National Security Strategy. A similar document was approved on December...

2 August, 2021 / Shahin Jafarli

The Panoptic State, Privacy, and...

Violations of privacy in political and social relations, such as interfering in private life, the sharing of private information, and...

23 July, 2021 / Nurlana Jalil

A Reply to Vicken Cheterian’s...

In his article, Vicken Cheterian analyzes the political messages from Azerbaijan after the war and attempts to determine whether there...

16 July, 2021 / Nurlan Huseynov

Bilik nədir? (klassik baxış)

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12 July, 2021 / Anar Jafarov

Unsurprising Election: What Does the...

Iran’s 13th presidential election ended without a surprise. As most observers predicted, the 60-year-old head of the judiciary, Sayyid Ebrahim...

9 July, 2021 / Kanan Rovshanoglu

Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan

From a European perspective, the resumption of the conflict in Karabakh in the autumn of 2020 could be easily interpreted:...

6 July, 2021 / Benoit Filou

The Defeated Leader’s Triumph

Armenia recently held a snap parliamentary election for the second time in two and a half years. While the first...

29 June, 2021 / Shahin Jafarli

Drug Services in Azerbaijan During...

Studies conducted in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown that drug services continue to experience shortages in...

21 June, 2021 / Aysel Sultan

Heading Towards a Big Union...

The Russian project of the Big Union State directly affects the fate of the territories of eastern Ukraine occupied by...

14 June, 2021 / Maria Kucherenko

A Complaint About Potential Ziyali

A ziyalı (roughly intellectual - ed.)[1] is obligated to create public discussions and give direction to existing discussions. There is a...

10 June, 2021 / Ilkin Huseynli

Dekart fəlsəfəsində ruh-bədən dualizmi və...

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7 June, 2021 / Anar Jafarov

Azerbaijan and International Corruption Scandals

In Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020, Azerbaijan received a score of 30, ranking 129th out of...

3 June, 2021 / Toghrul Veliyev

Georgia: More Crises to Come,...

Georgia has been in a continuous political crisis for the past two years. It is actually a chain of small...

1 June, 2021 / Régis Genté

Post-War Messages from Azerbaijan: A...

An earlier version of this paper was presented during a webinar for ADA University Students, on April 29, 2021. I...

19 May, 2021 / Vicken Cheterian

Elita yoxluğu problemi haqqında bəzi...

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16 May, 2021 / Rauf Mirgadirov

Russia's Need for and Fear...

Those citizens of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) member states who are illegally living and working in Russia have...

10 May, 2021 / Shahin Jafarli

Tapa Tchermoeff and Khavarsultan Begum...

This article is a short biographical sketch of a Chechen politician, one of  the leaders of the Mountainous Republic of...

26 April, 2021 / Mairbek Vatchagaev

Russia's Peacekeeping Operations

On the night of November 9, 2020, a trilateral statement signed by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia ended...

12 April, 2021 / Shahin Jafarli

The Main Trend of 2020:...

In the economic life of Azerbaijan, 2020 was marked by the establishment of various state funds (actually charitable funds). Although...

25 March, 2021 / Toghrul Veliyev

Is the Political Status of...

The question of the political status Nagorno-Karabakh has been at the centre of the conflict since it emerged in 1988....

15 March, 2021 / Vicken Cheterian

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...

3 March, 2021 / Samir Isayev

Feminizm: anlayışlar, cərəyanlar, tədqiqat istiqamətləri

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1 March, 2021 / Nurlana Jalil

Domestic Violence and Political Struggle

The struggle against domestic violence should be political rather than cultural, because domestic violence is a political issue rather than...

25 February, 2021 / Ilkin Huseynli

Nietzsche and Myths About Karabakh....

“The truth is always implausible… To make the truth more plausible, it's absolutely necessary to mix a bit of falsehood...

14 February, 2021 / Rauf Mirgadirov

Avropa İnsan Haqları Konvensiyasına görə...

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5 February, 2021 / Nijat Mammadbayli

Disenchantment With the Past and...

This research paper seeks to explore the history of secularism in the Muslim-populated territories of the South Caucasus region, more...

30 January, 2021 / Turkay Gasimova

Assessing Recent Government-Civil Society Interactions...

In summer 2020, the foreign policy advisor to the President of Azerbaijan held a series of at least six meetings...

14 January, 2021 / Najmin Kamilsoy

How should self-government be established...

The Azerbaijani government began work to restore life in the territories liberated in II Karabakh War (09.27.2020-11.10.2020). The government’s main...

28 December, 2020 / Samir Aliyev

Biker and Rock Subcultures in...

Biker and rock subcultures share almost the same set of values, dress code, behavior and moral norms. The cultural connection...

21 December, 2020 / Said Riad

On Human Capital in Azerbaijan

According to the World Bank's report The Changing Wealth of Nations, human capital accounts for 64% of global wealth, 70%...

14 December, 2020 / Farid Mehralizadeh

What Is Pacifism? (An Ethical View)

To be a pacifist (from the Latin pax "peace" and ficus "making," "doing") means to be against war, to be...

7 December, 2020 / BRI Philosophy Studies Group

Morality and the Azerbaijani Attitude...

Anyone who accepts moral norms toward one person must apply them to all people, and therefore it is immoral to...

25 November, 2020 / Ilkin Huseynli

Housing and Wealth Inequality in...

Housing affordability is viewed by many as a way of assessing the socioeconomic stability of a country. Housing being one...

23 November, 2020 / Firuza Nahmadova

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

October 15 marks the 35th anniversary of the opening of the European Charter of Local Self-Government. The Charter was declared...

16 November, 2020 / Samir Aliyev

Iran Torn Between Armenia and...

The revival, on Sunday, September 27, 2020, of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict naturally provoked the reaction of the great neighboring powers....

11 November, 2020 / Benoit Filou

Two Shores: The Role of...

On the cover of a fifth grade history textbook is a map of the Republic of Azerbaijan.[1] This map does...

25 September, 2020 / Benoit Filou

Subcultures in Azerbaijan: 1980-2010

This article describes the forms in which the subculture phenomenon manifested itself and developed, or failed to develop, in Azerbaijan...

25 August, 2020 / Said Riad

Rusiyada Konstitusiya dəyişikliyi: seçkili avtoritarizmdən...

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31 July, 2020 / Shahin Jafarli

Kant etikası və vəzifələrin toqquşması

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18 July, 2020 / Anar Jafarov

Submədəniyyətlərin dövrləşməsi

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12 July, 2020 / Said Riad

Funding Higher Education: Student Demand...

Although the closure of educational institutions due to the coronavirus pandemic has excluded many students from education, the universities’ demand...

3 July, 2020 / Farid Mehralizadeh

Türkiyə və Rusiyanın Liviya savaşı

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17 June, 2020 / Shahin Jafarli

Cinayət işləri üzrə Ədalət Mühakiməsi...

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10 June, 2020 / Nijat Mammadbayli

Subcultures in Soviet Azerbaijan

Beginning in the second half of the last century, a complex social phenomenon known as subculture began to emerge in...

11 May, 2020 / Said Riad

Bitməyən xəyal: Putin SSRİ-ni dirçəltmək...

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5 May, 2020 / Shahin Jafarli

Türkiyədən öz erməni vətəndaşlarına qarşı...

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20 April, 2020 / Shahin Jafarli

Some remarks about the current...

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

8 April, 2020 / Anar Jafarov

Qəzalinin filosoflara hücumu və bunun...

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5 April, 2020 / Ibrahim Bagirov

Covid-19 (koronavirus) pandemiyası kontekstində Azərbaycan...

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25 March, 2020 / Ilkin Huseynli

The Taghiyev-Behbudov Affair: Conflict Among Caucasian...

On May 16, 1911, at about 3:15 in the afternoon, Lutfali bey Behbudov stepped out of a phaeton in the...

21 March, 2020 / Robert Denis

Azərbaycanda parlament seçkiləri: daha bir...

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13 February, 2020 / Shahin Jafarli

Review of Sara Crombach's Dissertation...

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4 February, 2020 / Jamil Hasanli

Iran After Soleimani: Another Crisis

The year 2020 has started very tense for the Middle East and the world. After the assassination in Baghdad of...

29 January, 2020 / Shahin Jafarli

A review of global drug...

Over the past two decades, drug policy has globally evolved in a different direction. globally. The classic 'war on drugs'...

3 January, 2020 / Aysel Sultan

Why is it important to...

Regardless of whether or not the elections are free and fair, it is important for citizens to demonstrate active interest...

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Karabakh Is Again Put On...

“I think that after a long time, we have reached a mutual understanding with my Armenian colleague at the Milan...

16 December, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Neqativ və Pozitiv Azadlıq Anlayışları

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3 December, 2019 / Ilkin Huseynli

Azerbaijan is Offered a “Bitter...

Comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during his official visit to Armenia on November 10-11 were met with...

16 November, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

“Həqiqət”in mənası barədə

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8 November, 2019 / Anar Jafarov

Seeing the invisible: the representation...

“It was Mirza Fatali (Akhundov) who brought the woman on stage, made her talk, laugh, cry, and for the first...

1 November, 2019 / Turkay Gasimova

One Region, Two Models, Three...

Almost 30 years separate us from the USSR. But there are processes whose results cannot be assessed after a day,...

27 October, 2019 / Rovshan Aghayev

Azerbaijan’s $15 billion education policy...

While spending 15 billion USD on education policy, the Azerbaijani state has failed to ensure a safe, non-violent and inclusive...

23 October, 2019 / Javid Nabiyev

Female Characters in Azerbaijani Cinema

In the 120-year-old Azerbaijani cinema, in contrast to women’s issues, male heroes as well as their problems and worldviews are...

30 September, 2019 / Sevda Sultanova

Maarifçilik, aydınlanma və psevdoaydınlanma haqqında

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15 September, 2019 / Tinay Mushdiyeva

Political Revival in Russia

A revival in Russian political life is apparent. A period of euphoria after the annexation of Crimea has come to...

22 August, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

A Comprehensive Approach to Bullying...

Conflicts between children are often viewed with indifference by adults. School officials and parents feel that it is pointless to...

15 August, 2019 / Lala Mahmudova

Analitik fəlsəfə nədir?

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12 August, 2019 / Anar Jafarov

Book Review: The Patriarch of...

In the summer of 1887, Ahmet Ağaoğlu was in the mountains of Karabakh with his mother’s relatives, nomadic herdspeople of...

1 August, 2019 / Robert Denis

Turkey After June 23

In our previous article, published before the March 31 municipal elections, we noted that local elections in Turkey are important...

20 July, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Justice, Primitive and Modern: Dispute...

One of the main difficulties of anarchists today is to explain how stateless societies will deal with wrongdoers: what will...

2 July, 2019 / Bob Black

Plight of Uighurs in China

The Uighur issue is not new, it was started as a result of the occupation and annexation of East Turkestan...

23 June, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Rethinking National Narratives in the...

The beginning of the 20th century was an eventful time for three neighboring imperial powers as the Russian Revolution of...

24 May, 2019 / Alireza Hodaei

Putin's Plan for 2024: Will...

Vladimir Putin is in his last presidential term, but nobody expects that after his term expires he will remain outside...

20 May, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Much Ado About Nothing

Over a year ago, it was first reported that a new reform of the rules of Azeri orthography was being...

28 April, 2019 / Robert Denis

Vətənsizlikdə mənzil qurmaq

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22 April, 2019 / Elnura Jivazada

Disempowered and Unfinanced Azerbaijani Municipalities

In 8 months Azerbaijan will hold municipal elections. However, the Azeri public shows no interest in the existence or absence...

4 April, 2019 / Rovshan Aghayev

Domestic Violence: A Common Problem...

Domestic violence is the most widespread gender problem in Azerbaijan. In most households, domestic violence reveals itself in certain forms:...

3 April, 2019 / Lala Mahmudova

A Brief History of Post-Soviet...

This article reviews Azerbaijan’s post-Soviet cinema in the context of its priorities and creative freedom. That is, what issues were...

1 April, 2019 / Sevda Sultanova

Türkiyənin 31 mart qərarı: bələdiyyə...

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30 March, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Ukrayna seçkiləri: “Xalqın xidmətçisi” kim...

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28 March, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Economic Collapse in Iran

“Our hopes are first to God, and then to the American people. We hope Trump will not be reelected.” This...

4 March, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Moldova yolayrıcında: Avrointeqrasiyaya davam, yoxsa...

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21 February, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Homosexuality Is Not a Disease

Homosexuality remains unaccepted in many societies, illegal and punishable, with some countries even retaining the death penalty for it.[i] It...

20 February, 2019 / Zumrud Jalilova

Ivanishvili’s Georgia

All three South Caucasian states are plagued by “bad” and “subversive” types of informal practices and employ informal governance as...

19 February, 2019 / Rail Safiyev

Freqe fəlsəfəsi nədir və tərcüməsi...

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12 February, 2019 / Tinay Mushdiyeva

Nagorno-Karabakh Peace: Real Luck or...

The end of 2018 will be remembered by yet another surge of rumors about the possibility of peaceful resolution of...

11 January, 2019 / Shahin Jafarli

Academic Freedom and University

The final version of this article has been published in English as a book chapter in La liberté académique: principes,...

4 January, 2019 / Ilkin Huseynli

Gilles Deleuze: Relationship between Philosophy...

Cinema was undoubtedly one of most the serious events of the twentieth century. Acceleration of scientific discoveries, in particular the...

15 December, 2018 / Orkhan Imanov

Cənubi Qafqazda demokratik dəyişikliklər dalğası

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12 December, 2018 / Shahin Jafarli

Azov böhranı

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28 November, 2018 / Shahin Jafarli

A Response to Elmir Mirzoev's...

In his recent article “Argumentum ad ignorantiam”, Elmir Mirzoev describes what he sees as the ongoing influence of the Cyrillic...

8 November, 2018 / Robert Denis

Argumentum ad Ignorantiam: Use of...

More than 17 years have passed since the order of July 18, 2001 on the transition of the Azerbaijani language...

8 November, 2018 / Elmir Mirzoev

Philosophy Versus Majority Opinion: Epistemic...

The idea that philosophy can only be understood by a chosen few, instead of everyone, is not a novelty. Accordingly,...

29 October, 2018 / Tinay Mushdiyeva

The Problem of Azerbaijani Turkology...

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

16 October, 2018 / Javid Aga