Stories about Azerbaijan from July, 2007
Caucasus: Attitudes towards NGOs
Social Science in the Caucasus unveils some figures on how people in the three countries Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia perceive non-governmental organisations.
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Karabakh update
Tesaket has several updates on the presidential elections held last week in the breakaway and self-declared Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Russia: “Absurdistan” Review
Music and Life – Everywhere! reviews Gary Shteingart's novel “Absurdistan.”
Caucasus: Arms race
Onnik Krikorian is concerned that with all states in the Caucasus increasing their military spending, an arms race and – worst of all – new military conflicts can become a likely future scenario.
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Presidential elections in Nagorno Karabakh
Today's presidential elections in Nagorno Karabakh draw the world's attention to one of the most volatile regions of the former Soviet Union. The conflict over the breakaway and self-declared republic is still dominating relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and unfortunately, no lasting peace agreement is on the horizon. Meanwhile, people in Nagorno Karabakh just want to get on with their lives.
HansG looks at a new World Bank study that compares the quality of governance in the world. He has a closer look at the three countries in the Caucasus – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and highlights trends of the last 10 years.
Central Asia: Clash of opinion
Josh Foust engages in an extremely interesting discussion with an Uzbek journalist (working for a Russian news agency) about Western promotion of democracy in Central Asia.
Caucasus: The state of democracy
Social Science in the Caucasus has a closer look at the The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2007 Index of Democracy, in which Georgia and Armenia are classified as hybrid and Azerbaijan as an authoritarian regime.