· February, 2008

Stories about Azerbaijan from February, 2008

Armenia: Karabakh Control

  21 February 2008

Nazarian reports that a day after the 19 February presidential election marked the 20th anniversary of the Karabakh movement. Demanding the unification of the territory of Nagorno Karabakh with Armenia proper and causing a war with neighboring Azerbaijan, Nazarian wonders if it the Karabakh movement wasn't a mistake now that...

Azerbaijan: Appeal

  14 February 2008

Leigh’s new adventure in Azerbaijan posts news of an appeal on behalf of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of an Azerbaijani newspaper, currently facing prosecution in Azerbaijan. The blog says that with a “lack of transparency in the Azeri court system, it is hard to know if anyone is ever guilty or...

Armenia: US, Russian-backed Regime Change?

  13 February 2008

Archuk's Blog, which has already asked who exactly woke up the former president, comments on reports that Levon Ter-Petrossian was recently in Moscow. The blogger says that while it's possible the former head of state was there just for a “bowl of of borsh and a shot of Stolichnaya,” it's...

Armenia: Political Assassination?

  12 February 2008

Following accusations made at a recent pre-election campaign meeting by the radical opposition that the 27 October 1999 assassinations in the Armenian Parliament were linked to attempts to broker a peace deal with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, Nazarian asks if the current president and prime minister...

Caucasus: Political Roundup

  4 February 2008

Marilisa Lorusso's blog posts another weekly roundup of the latest political developments in the South Caucasus. This week the blog examines the latest events in the area of relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with Russia.

Azerbaijan: Cultural Destruction

  4 February 2008

The Djulfa Blog posts photographs of what it says is evidence that the destruction of an ancient Armenian cemetery in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan was orchestrated and planned.

Armenia: Blogging Congressmen

  2 February 2008

The Armenian-American Political Action Committee, a new U.S.-based Diasporan lobbying group, has started its own blog. Unlike most Armenian blogs, however, those writing for it are two U.S. Congressmen, Frank Pallone and Joe Knollenberg. The first hasn't started posting yet, but Knollenberg has an entry on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.