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Azerbaijan`s chairmanship: Baku giving new stimulus to Non-Aligned Movement

Azerbaijan`s chairmanship: Baku giving new stimulus to Non-Aligned Movement
16 August 2019

In the middle of the last century the world was searching for mechanisms to regulate the system of international relations. The establishment of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1955 was a crucial outcome of those efforts. Its fundamental principles were adopted at the founding non-aligned summit in Belgrade in 1961. These principles included establishing global peace, tranquility, peaceful co-existence and principles of fair cooperation. Experience showed that the world needed such an organization badly. Although interest in the Non-Aligned Movement decreased after the Cold War to some extent, later processes highlighted global need in this organization. Many countries are therefore interested in the Non-Aligned Movement becoming stronger. Azerbaijan is assuming two-year chairmanship of the organization this year.

Caspian Economic Forum: a brand new promising cooperation format

Caspian Economic Forum: a brand new promising cooperation format
14 August 2019

Experts highlight the global geopolitical importance of the Caspian basin. And what is of particular significance here apart from security in the region, is the issue of cooperation. The signing of a set of documents on the legal status of the Caspian Sea in 2018 opened brand new opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation. In this regard, the Caspian Economic Forum is of particular interest as a unique cooperation format. Held in Turkmenistan, the first Economic Forum gathered high-level representatives from both the Caspian littoral states and several other countries. This means that this cooperation format may win serious global support. This thesis seems to be much more convincing taking into account the views expressed at the forum.

EU-Azerbaijan: key aspects of strategic partnership against background of Tusk`s visit

EU-Azerbaijan: key aspects of strategic partnership against background of Tusk`s visit
15 July 2019

Some experts are alleging that Azerbaijan-European Union relations experience tough times and that Brussels even hesitates to recognize Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity. But Donald Tusk`s visit to the region clarified the situation. His remarks refuted the provocative allegations. Donald Tusk described the EU`s relations with Azerbaijan as strategic and very important. Brussels recognizes Azerbaijan as a powerful state and the leader of the South Caucasus. This shows that the relationship with Baku influences greatly the geopolitical picture of the region. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev confirmed this following his meeting with Donald Tusk. This article will highlight the geopolitical importance of Donald Tusk`s visit to Azerbaijan.

U.S. independence day: highlights of Ilham Aliyev`s letter

U.S. independence day: highlights of Ilham Aliyev`s letter
08 July 2019

July 4 marked the 243rd anniversary of independence of the United States of America. Donald Trump became the first U.S. President in 70 years to address the nation on this occasion and hold a military parade. Heads of state of many countries sent congratulatory messages to the U.S. leader. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev`s letter to his American counterpart grabbed much interest. The U.S. leader earlier sent a letter to President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day. Experts were anticipating the Azerbaijani President`s message. Against a backdrop of President Ilham Aliyev`s letter, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan`s message of congratulation to Donald Trump looks very unnatural. The Armenian leader, in fact, failed to highlight any specific fact. He used general and empty words. This article will therefore provide a deep analysis of President Ilham Aliyev`s views that he expressed in the letter to his American counterpart.

Security and cooperation platform in Asia: geopolitical importance to Azerbaijan

Security and cooperation platform in Asia: geopolitical importance to Azerbaijan
21 June 2019

Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe hosted the fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). The heads of state and government discussed the ways of making the region safer and more developed and also focused on the existing dangers, risks and threats. Azerbaijan was represented by Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov. In his speech at the Summit, the Prime Minister highlighted a number of issues and reiterated the necessity of finding a solution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Summit heard interesting views and forecasts. This article will analyze them from a single geopolitical perspective.

Ashgabat summit of heads of government: discussing prospects of CIS

Ashgabat summit of heads of government: discussing prospects of CIS
07 June 2019

The Turkmen capital of Ashgabat has hosted a meeting of the heads of government of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The meeting discussed a wide range of very important issues. The discussions were fruitful and ended with the signing of nine documents. The documents put an emphasis on several aspects of cooperation among the CIS member countries. What draws particular interest among them is the expansion of transit capacity and protection of intellectual property. These issues are of pivotal importance to the world community and play a key role in developing relations among the member countries. The tone of the meeting was positive in general. This article will highlight several geopolitical aspects of the Ashgabat summit.

Second letter: Trump opens up Azerbaijan`s realities

Second letter: Trump opens up Azerbaijan`s realities
03 June 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump sent two letters to the Azerbaijan President in a short span of time. It is of special importance against a background of rapid change of global geopolitical processes and emerging controversies. In both letters, the U.S. President briefly highlights key geopolitical, economic and energy issues. He describes Azerbaijan as the most successful and leader country of the region, stressing that Azerbaijan can play an even greater leadership role. This means that official Baku can develop its successful efforts to play a greater leadership role in a larger geopolitical area. As if Donald Trump opens up the phenomenon of Azerbaijan`s realities to the world. This article will provide an insight into the U.S. President`s second letter.

A phenomenon ahead of his time – thegenius of Heydar Aliyev

A phenomenon ahead of his time – thegenius of Heydar Aliyev
10 May 2019

The place and role of every nation in history is conditioned by the extraordinary mission of a great personality who took responsibility under difficult political circumstances to play an indispensable role in its fate, and laid the foundations of firm statehood traditions with his progressive ideas, unique governance qualities, wisdom and vision. Sent by God, these chosen personalities establish the optimum state model and create political succession traditions based on their nation`s statehood ideology, political principles and national values. For Russians such a personality is Peter the First, for Americans it is George Washington, for Brits it is Winston Churchill, for French it is Charles de Gaulle, for Germans it is Otto von Bismarck, for Chinese it is Mao Zedong, for Turks it is Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. And for Azerbaijanis it is Heydar Aliyev!

70th anniversary of NATO: new stage of disagreements

70th anniversary of NATO: new stage of disagreements
05 April 2019

The 70th anniversary of NATO was solemnly celebrated in Washington. Celebrations took place against a background of controversial statements. Disagreements among the member states have led to a series of events, which prompted experts and analysts to make forecasts, including on the state of U.S.-Turkey relations. But for some reason one point is disregarded – the United States is now at loggerheads with NATO members. Washington`s stance forced France and Germany to come up with an initiative to form a single European army. In this context, Washington`s motive for unfounded claims against Ankara seems understandable. On the other hand, the role of the Russian factor should not be downplayed. In this article, we will focus on several important aspects of the geopolitical relations among superpowers in the context of the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Alliance.

National interests in foreign policy: Azerbaijani President`s message to the world

National interests in foreign policy: Azerbaijani President`s message to the world
20 February 2019

Pursuing an independent policy is not an easy task nowadays. The world is now witnessing controversial geopolitical processes. Superpowers do not refrain from using force in order to ensure their interests. What is important under these circumstances is on which principles young independent states build their foreign policies. What is the cornerstone of Azerbaijan`s foreign policy? Is it possible to remain committed to this principle nowadays? In his interview with Real television channel, President Ilham Aliyev gave a detailed response to these questions.

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