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November 7, 2005

Elections and Voting
Olcott: Azerbaijani Elections ‘Disappointing,’ Pressure Mounts on Aliyev

Martha Brill Olcott, an expert on the Caspian region that includes Azerbaijan, says the results of the just-concluded parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were "disappointing," although they were pr…

September 22, 2017

A Simmering Crisis Over Nagorno-Karabakh

Talks later this year between President Serzh Sargsyan and President Ilham Aliyev can reduce the likelihood of renewed armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.


February 27, 2017

Politics and Government
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from February 20 to February 27, was comp…


September 18, 2015

This Week in Markets and Democracy: Accountability in Sri Lanka and Tunisia, Malaysia’s Cross-Border Corruption, and Democracy Day

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”  Sri Lanka and Tunisia Struggle with Accou…

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September 4, 2014

The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

The Muslim separatist group, based in the Xinjiang province in northwest China, presents a heightening security challenge for Beijing.

Protesters hold an East Turkestan flag during a demonstration in Berlin to protest against deadly riots in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, July 10, 2009.

February 21, 2017

Territorial Disputes
Renewed Conflict Over Nagorno-Karabakh

The likelihood that Armenians and Azerbaijanis will clash over Nagorno-Karabakh in the next twelve months is high. The situation remains tense following fierce fighting in April 2016 that marked the worst bloodshed since the 1994 cease-fire that established the current territorial division.

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April 26, 2006

Azerbaijan: Accomplishments and Challenges

In his first trip to the United States as head of state, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan will meet with President Bush, where they are expected to discuss a range of issues, including democracy …

June 17, 2016

Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 17, 2016

Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, Ayumi Teraoka, and James West look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Prominent Chinese lawyer facing possibility of lifetime impri…

Tokyo Governor Resignation

October 8, 2014

Alisha Sud: China’s Central Asian Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Alisha Sud is the intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Growing concern over terrorism in Asia is driving Beijing to strengthen the military capability of the Shanghai Coopera…

(L-R) Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov pose for a picture before their meeting during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin (TAJIKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS)

September 26, 2014

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of September 26, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. India becomes the first Asian nation to reach Mars. India’s spac…