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

    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.


  • 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

    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.


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    Baku 2015 heralds new era In European sports movement

    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.


  • Downtown Baku is a vibrant and active business environment.

    ICT trade mission to Azerbaijan successfully completed

    Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan, and Embassy of Azerbaijan to the United States have successfully completed a three-day Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Trade Mission from United States to Azerbaijan recently with major sponsorship of NarMobile.


  • 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

    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.


  • 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)

    Embassy Row: A work in progress in Azerbaijan

    The U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan was diplomatic but firm in a post-election interview in the former Soviet republic, which has been dominated by a father-son regime widely criticized as autocratic but widely courted as a pro-Western nation with vast energy resources.


  • 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)

    SULEYMANOV: Azerbaijan piles up the building blocks of democracy

    Aliyev's re-election ensures a continued partnership with America


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Azerbaijan deserves to be congratulated

    Azerbaijan, an important, strategic ally and friend of the United States, held democratic presidential elections Wednesday. Shortly after the election, the U.S. State Department criticized how the elections were held.


  • Electoral commission staff count ballot papers after voting closed at a polling station in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Azerbaijan’s president won a third five-year term by a landslide in Wednesday’s vote, according to an exit poll, extending decades of dynastic rule in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation allied with the West. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    State Dept. knocks election in Azerbaijan

    The Obama administration said Thursday that the election of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev to an an unprecedented third term fell short of international standards.


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