Azerbaijan: Feel the Diversity - A Special Report

Azerbaijan: Feel the Diversity - A Special Report

Azerbaijan: Feel the Diversity is a Special Report produced by The Washington Times Advocacy Department.

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  • Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev seen  during the voting at a polling station in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Oil-rich Azerbaijan is booming and the wealth is trickling down to its poorest people. It all means that its president doesn't even need to clamp down too hard to ensure he extends a decades-long dynastic rule in elections on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Amb. Suleymanov: Azerbaijan piles up the building blocks of democracy

    By Amb. Elin Suleymanov

    Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev seen during the voting at a polling station in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Oil-rich Azerbaijan is booming and the wealth is trickling down to its poorest people. It all means that its president doesn't even need to clamp down too hard to ensure he extends a decades-long dynastic rule in elections on Wednesday. Published December 10, 2013

  • Tony Teano (left) of the Anne Arundel Community College internship office talks with independent U.S. Senate candidate Rob Sobhani at a jobs fair at the college, in Arnold, Md., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    SOBHANI: Azerbaijan’s example of how to breed success

    By S. Rob Sobhani

    As the world focuses on the passing of Hugo Chavez and the impact of his socialist policies on oil-rich Venezuela, halfway around the globe a different kind of leader has been quietly transforming his country into a prosperous and reliable partner of the West. Published December 10, 2013

  • Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)

    Rep. Bridenstine: Caspian energy equals American security

    By Rep. Jim Bridenstine

    In a landmark achievement, the United States recently surpassed Russia as the world's largest combined producer of oil and gas according to an October 2013 Wall Street Journal analysis of International Energy Agency statistics. This milestone was reached because private capital and innovative entrepreneurs took calculated risks striving for access to new energy resources and the tools to produce and distribute them more efficiently. Published December 10, 2013

  • In this photo provided by the United Nations, the United Nations Security Council observes a moment of silence in memory of the passing of Nelson Mandela, at U.N. Headquarters, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Nelson Mandela died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at age 95. (AP Photo/The United Nations, Eskinder Debebe)

    Azerbaijan’s successful journey as a non-permanent member of the U.N. security council

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    This month Azerbaijan completes its two-year non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council. Elected with the overwhelming support of the UN member states back in October 2011, Azerbaijan has contributed to upholding the United Nation's fundamental values and principles in this role over the past two years. Published December 10, 2013

  • Representative Howard Coble( R-NC)

    Rep. Coble: Time to recognize our Azerbaijan alliance

    By Rep. Howard Coble

    I was asked recently by an old friend why I would ever join the Azerbaijan Caucus here in Congress. He then pointed out to me that Baku and Burlington aren't exactly sister cities and that sometimes our leaders seem to be more worried about foreign countries like Azerbaijan than the good old USA. I politely agreed that there is much distance, both culturally and mileage-wise between our two nations. Published December 10, 2013

  • Azerbaijan. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

    EOC impressed with Baku 2015 preparations for first European games

    The European Olympic Committees (EOC) inspection team praised progress made by the local operating committee of the Baku 2015 European Games following its three day visit to the city hosting the 2015 European Games. Published December 10, 2013

  • House Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Dan Burton, Indiana Republican, is upset that U.S. aid may be flowing to countries in the Mideast that are attacking and trashing U.S. embassies. He mounted a futile protest during debate last week. (Associated Press)

    BURTON: Promoting A lasting partnership between Azerbaijan and America

    By Dan Burton

    As the Chairman of the Azerbaijan America Alliance, I am distinctly proud to have the opportunity to share with you my thoughts about Azerbaijan, its people, and its importance to America and the world. Published December 10, 2013

  • Azerbaijan

    Baku 2015 heralds new era In European sports movement

    By Baku 2015 Press Relations

    The Baku 2015 European Games will play an important role in the history of European sport, the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, member of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and the Chair of the Baku 2015 First European Games Organizing Committee said in welcoming the European Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission to Baku to inspect progress in preparations for the Games in Baku in 2015. Published December 10, 2013

  • Representative Gene Green (D-TX)

    Rep. Green: America’s alliance with Azerbaijan is an invested partnership

    By Rep. Gene Green

    America's relationship with Azerbaijan is critical to preserving the national interests of both countries. Built on the strong pillars of security and energy, it is a partnership that will help the country of Azerbaijan realize its potential as an international ally. Published December 10, 2013

  • Amb. Gurbanov: Azerbaijan’s resolve as international partner through peace and security

    By Amb. Fakhraddin Gurbanov

    Azerbaijan's Ambassador Fakhraddin Gurbanov writes about this country's successful journey as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council Published December 10, 2013

  • **FILE** Sen. Roger Wicker, Mississippi Republican (Associated Press)

    Sen. Wicker: Azerbaijan's partnership with U.S. fosters democracy, security in difficult region

    By Sen. Roger Wicker

    At the end of this month, Azerbaijan will conclude its first-ever term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. This elected role as the representative for Eastern European nations underscores an important transformation over the past two decades. Published December 10, 2013

  • McMAHON: It’s unfair to hold Azerbaijan to a higher standard than Russia

    By Michael E. McMahon

    The signing into law last year of permanent normal trade relations with Russia is one of the successful diplomatic accomplishments of President Obama's first term. Published December 10, 2013

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