OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS
||Political Prisoner Seymur Hazi's Final Statement
||SOCAR Chief's Son Does "Charity" with Public Funds - by Khalid Kazimov
||TeliaSonera’s Behind-the-Scenes Connection to Azerbaijani President’s Daughters- by Khadija Ismayil
||Ali Hasanov's Media Business: Journalist Investigation by Khadija Ismayilova
||The Corleones of the Caspian - by Michael Weiss, Foreign Policy
||Azerbaijani Police Fires Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas at Protesting Small Business Owners
||AZAD Letter Supports the Removal of Heydar Aliyev Statue from Mexico City
What is to be Done With Pseudo-Democracies. Hikmat Hajizade's Presentation on January 25, 2012
EMDS Final Report on Azerbaijan's Parliamentary Elections on November 7, 2010
"Resource Nationalism Trends In Azerbaijan, 2004-2009," Research by Vugar Gojayev, March 2010
February 16, 2010 - NHC Report: "Nakhchivan: Azerbaijan's Dark Island"
||"End of Term Limits. Monarchical Presidencies on the Rise," by Farid Guliyev, Harvard International Review, Feb. 28, 2009
||"Imitation Democracies," by Dmitri Furman, New Left Review, Nov/Dec. Issue, 2008
Politics of Energy: Comparing Azerbaijan, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia - by Jos Boonstra, Edward
Burke and Richard Young, FRIDE, September 2008
Azeri Minister of Interior Helped Georgian Government To Suppress Opposition In November 2007
Azerbaijan's 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt At Transition - by Valerie J. Bunce and Sharon L. Wolchik
||Christopher Walker Attacked Azeri Dictatorship At Helsinki Commission
||Praise to Dictator
||US Lobbying Firm Accused of Accepting Bribes from Azeri Government to Discredit Opposition
90 Years Anniversary of First Muslim Democracy - Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
|Last Words of Ganimat Zahid
Azerbaijan In Pursuit of American Weapons
WASHINGTON DC. August 3, 2011: The US has never been a supplier of weapons to Azerbaijan. What the Pentagon has done is set up a number of military training programs with this Caspian country, which focus on the country’s self-defense on the Caspian, border security, as well as preparing the Azeris for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. TURAN has learned from Washington DC-based sources, the idea of buying American weapons was always a red line of the US-Azeri relations. Recently Azerbaijan again began a serious push to get the US provide it with "defense weapons," in particular, air defense and anti-tank systems.
“Azeri lobbyists and their allies in the US capital received a new assignment from Baku – target getting American weapons for Azerbaijan”, the source said.
“Several years ago, this issue almost defined the US-Azeri relationship, but back then, Baku
stepped down after understanding that they couldn’t afford American weaponry on their own”, one of Azerbaijan’s former lobbyists told TURAN’s correspondent, adding, now, Azeri supporters in Washington are arguing that the oil-reach country doesn’t need the US to give them the weapons as aid, they can buy the weaponry.
Meanwhile, E. Wayne Merry, senior fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington DC, says that the US has a long-standing policy -- extending over the past three Administrations -- not to introduce lethal equipment into the regional conflicts in the Caucasus.
“For that reason, the US does not sell weaponry to either Azerbaijan, or Armenia. The US does work with both countries in a range of non-lethal aspects of military-to-military cooperation, either of a bilateral character or within the Partnership for Peace program of NATO”, Merry, who served in the State and Defense Departments for many years, told TURAN’s Washington DC correspondent.
“Military sales to foreign countries are governed by US law and must receive approval from the State and Defense Departments so that they will be consistent with US policies and interests. In the case of Azerbaijan, as equally with Armenia, the governing policy is not to contribute to an ongoing conflict through military sales, but to contribute to a diplomatic solution. What those countries do with other states is, of course, a matter for them to decide”, he added.
Jon Chicky is a military member of the faculty of the National War College in Washington, DC.
In an interview with TURAN’s correspondent, Mr. Chicky explains more details.
Question: Oil-rich Azerbaijan complains that the US doesn’t sell it weapons and military equipment, although there is high-level security cooperation between the two countries. In one of his latest statements president Aliyev mentioned that when it comes to Azerbaijan, the military cooperation is only formal, and US military weapons, such as helicopters, airplanes (F-16), Patriot etc. are out of Azerbaijan’s reach. What are the reasons here? Are there any restrictions in the US laws in terms of selling weapons to countries like Azerbaijan?
Answer: First, I would like to state that views presented in this interview are my own and do not reflect those of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the US Government. There is essentially one reason why Azerbaijan has been unable to acquire weapon systems from the United States. It is Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act (Public Law 102-511). Section 907 was enacted in 1992 and restricts Azerbaijan from acquiring weapon systems from the United States. While this piece of legislation has been and remains controversial, it is the law and can only be repealed by the Congress. In 2002, Section 907 was amended to where the President of the United States can waive (both President Bush and Obama have used this waiver every year since 2002) the restrictions in the original legislation under the following conditions: "The President may waive section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act if he determines and certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that to do so--(A) is necessary to support United States efforts to counter international terrorism; or (B) is necessary to support the operational readiness of United States Armed Forces or coalition partners to counter international terrorism; or (C) is important to Azerbaijan's border security; and (D) will not
undermine or hamper ongoing efforts to negotiate a peaceful settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan or be used for offensive purposes against Armenia." Because of the United States’ interest in a peaceful resolution to the Mountainous Karabakh conflict, US officials keep this final criterion in mind regarding defense cooperation with Armenia as well, and apply an even-handed approach in their work with the two countries.
What are the criteria for Azerbaijan to be able to buy the US weapons? Can any country that has money buy weapons from the US?
There are a myriad of laws, regulations, and provisions that govern what weapons can be sold and/or provided. The Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs oversees the government-to-government and commercial company-to-government transactions. Beyond the legal/legislative aspects of which country can or cannot acquire US weapons technology, there are other factors of whether U.S. weapon systems are the right fit for a particular country. Issues such as purchase costs, compatibility with other (communication) systems, maintenance costs, etc. For example, if a country already possessing Soviet-era weapons were to acquire US small arms (e.g. automatic rifles) then this purchase would necessitate a large scale purchase of ammunition as US ammunition is of a different size than what is used in Soviet/Russian weapons. Ammunition is expensive and given training and operational needs, the ammunition required for these weapons can be large and thus costly.
When looking at the Caucasus situation, US diplomacy has always been against weaponisation. Does the US prioritize any of the South Caucasus countries in terms of military cooperation? Also, what do you think about the fact that Azerbaijan is buying military weapons that we've mentioned above from Russia and Iran?
Not surprisingly, much of US security assistance efforts worldwide are focused on assisting countries who have forces with the NATO ISAF mission in Afghanistan. All three South Caucasus countries have contingents in Afghanistan. Given Georgia has the largest contingent in Afghanistan of the three South Caucasus states it receives the largest share of the regional defense-military assistance from the US.
This assistance is focused on defense institution building and coalition operations. As to Azerbaijan's purchase of military equipment from other countries, Azerbaijan is a sovereign state and it has to decide what defense systems it needs and from whom. That being said, Azerbaijan should be cognizant of its Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) limits when contemplating future equipment purchases as well as other international norms and practices.
Although the US doesn’t sell weapons to Azerbaijan, American soldiers have helped Azerbaijan in military modernization. What are the conditions to enlarge this cooperation?
Essentially, the conditions lie within the defense leadership of both countries. While the United States may not presently be in a position to provide major weapons/defense articles to Azerbaijan given existing US laws, there are other areas where our defense-military cooperation can exist. As has been reported, there have been several meetings over the past year seeking ways to expand the defense-military relationship. One aspect of US defense cooperation over the past years has been to assist Azerbaijan in achieving its NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) goals. Another aspect is to have Azerbaijan send military officers and defense ministry civilians to US military academic institutions. This is one area that Azerbaijan could use its own financial resources to acquire additional student positions in these institutions. A strong command of English is a major requirement for attendance in our military colleges and universities. The US and Azerbaijan are also cooperating in Azerbaijan’s efforts to increase its capacity to protect critical energy infrastructure (Turan).
Azerbaijan in International Media
"Jailed Without Trial in Azerbaijan," The Washington Post, March 1, 2015
"BOA Admits Azerbaijan Pays for British Team to Compete in European Games," by Owen Gibson, The Guardian, February 25, 2015
"Trapped in Baku" by Michael Weiss, Foreign Policy, Feb. 11, 2015
"Washington Times hearts Azerbaijan" by Erik Wemple, Washington Post, Jan 29, 2015
"Azerbaijan: Land of Fire? It is for Some" by Naomi Westland, Huffington Post, Jan. 13, 2015
"Tony Blair Does PR for Repressive Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Autocracies," by Casey Michel, New Republic, Jan. 7, 2015
"Ten Days in the Life of Ilham Aliyev, President of Absurdistan," by Till Bruckner, Huffington Post, Jan. 4, 2015
"A Thuggish Regime Challenges the US," by David J. Kramer, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 4, 2015
"The 'Broken Window' Approach to International Relations," by Jeffrey Gedmin, The Washington Post, Dec. 31, 2014
"Who is Shushing State on Azerbaijan's Detention of Khadija Ismayilova," by Till Bruckner, Huffington Post, Dec. 30, 2014
"Azerbaijan Imprisons an Investigative Journalist," The Washington Post, Dec. 11, 2014
"Azerbaijan Jails Reporter Who Angered Top Officials," by D. Herszenhorn, The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2014
"Duke of York to Meet Azeri Despot Ilham Aliyev for 12th Time," by Jim Armitage, The Independent, Nov. 13, 2014
"Azerbaijan Risks New Armenia Conflict as Chopper Downed," by Z. Agayev and S. Khojoyan, Bloomberg News, Nov. 12, 2014
"Azerbaijan's Human Rights are On a Kinfe Edge," by Thorbjorn Jagland, The Guardian, Nov. 3, 2014
"No Country for Human Rights: Azerbaijan's Increasingly Intolerant Regime," by Gunay Ismayilova and Samir Kazimli, The New York Times, Oct. 22, 2014
"Time for Sanctions on Baku," by David J. Kramer and Richard Kauzlarich, The American Interest, Oct. 2, 2014
"Azerbaijan and Think Tanks," The New York Times, Sep. 6, 2014
"'The Hardest Part is I Can't See You' - Azeri Activist's Prison Letter to Jailed Husband," RFE/RL, Aug. 20, 2014
"Azerbaijan Prosecutes a Prominent Human Rights Defender on Absurd Charges," The Washington Post, Aug. 13, 2014
"Prominent Activist Charged With Treason in Azerbaijan," by Neil MacFarquhar, The New York Times, July 31, 2014
"Lawmakers' Trips to Baku Conference Raise Ethics Questions," by Will Tucker and Lise Olsen, Houston Chronicle, Jul. 26, 2014
"Azerbaijan Counts Human Cost of Architecture," by Shahin Abbasov, The Guardian, July 14, 2014
"British MPs Taken on 'Caviar Trail' By Lobbyists Close to Azerbaijan's Coprrupt Dictatorship," by Jon Stone, BuzFeed.com, June 20, 2014
"Azerbaijan and Council of Europe: Do As We Say, Not As We Do," by G.E., The Economist, May 13, 2014
"Azerbaijan's Sponsorship of Atletico Proves Spectacular Success," by Owen Gibson, The Guardian, May 1, 2014
"Vugar Gashimov, Grandmaster of Chess, Dies at 27," by D. L. McClain, The New York Times, Jan. 12, 2014
"Authoritarian Regimes Retool Their Media-Control Strategy," by R. Orttung, C. Walker, The Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2014
"Hague's Azerbaijan Gas Pipeline Attacked," by Jim Armitage,The Independent, Dec. 17, 2013
"Azerbaijan's Leading Dailies Pay Steep Price for Criticizing the Regime," by Vugar Gojayev, Global Post, Dec. 13, 2013
"Plush Hotels and Caviar Diplomacy," by J. Doward and C. Latimer, The Guardian, Nov. 23, 2013
"Azerbaijan Is Absolutely Not A Model For Political Reform," by Mark Adomanis, Forbes, Nov. 20, 2013
"Free and fair elections are not just about the election day," by Maina Kiai, The Guardian, Oct. 29, 2013
"Azerbaijan Not the Stable, Prosperous U.S. Partner Often Portrayed," by Aslan Amani, The World Politics Review, Oct. 15, 2013
"Fairness an Issue, Even After Azerbaijan Votes," by David Herszenhorn, The New York Times, Oct. 10, 2013
"Azerbaijan Aliyev: Opponent Hasanli wants vote annulled," BBC News, Oct. 10, 2013
"Oops: Azerbaijan released election results before voting had even started," by Max Fisher, The Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2013
"Azerbaijan must use this election to end the Aliyev Dynasty," by Jamil Hasanli, The Guardian, October 8, 2013
"Azeri Leader Tied to U.S. Taps Oil Cash to Avoid Assad Fate," by Henry Meyer, Bloomberg, October 3, 2013
"Azerbaijan: How not to prepare for an election," The Economist, September 2, 2013
"Choices for the South Caucasus," by D. Corboy, W. Cortney, R. Kauzlarich, K. Yalowitz, The New York Times, Aug. 28, 2013
"Aliyev to Face Putin Before Azerbaijani Presidential Election," by Jamila Mammadova, Telegraph, Aug. 7, 2013
"Intimate video emerges, again, of reporter investigating Azerbaijan president's family," by Max Fisher, The Washington Post, August 7, 2013
"Director vs. Dictator," by Shaun Walker, The Independent, July 15, 2013
"How Azerbaijani is Like 'The Godfather,'" by Michael Weiss, The Atlantic, July 11, 2013
"Lobby Money Should Not Thwart US Support for Freedom in Azerbaijan," by E. Chakhtakhtinski, Global Post, June 28, 2013
"Azerbaijan Rolls Out Red Carpet for Visiting U.S. Lawmakers," by Larry Luxner, The Washington Diplomat, June 26, 2013
"The Great Pipeline Face-Off," by Art Patnaude, WSJ, June 21, 2013
"For Obama Ex-aides, It's Time to Cash In," by J. Eilperin and T. Hamburger, The Washington Post, May 30, 2013
"Iran Threatens Azerbaijan," by Alexandros Petersen, The National Interest, April 29, 2013
"A Trip Into Baku's 12th-Century Old City," Photogallery from RFE/RL, April 26, 2013
"Airmiles Andy is Back at the Despot's Table," by Nick Craven and Will Stewart, The Daily Mail, April 13, 2013
"News by and for the Authorities," by Christopher Walker and Robert Orttung, The New York Times, April 5, 2013
"Leaks Reveal Secrets of the Rich Who Hide Cash Offshore," by David Leigh, The Guardian, April 3, 2013
"EU's Problem Neighbors," by Rikard Jozwiak, RFE/RL, March 20, 2013
"Editor of Azerbaijan's Independent Newspaper Sentenced to 9 Years In Jail," The Washington Post, March 12, 2013
"Azerbaijan Police Use Rubber Bullets to Break Up Protest in Baku," The Washington Post, March 10, 2013
"As International Scrutiny Fades, Azerbaijan Scrambles to Silence Critics," by Rebecca Vincent, AlJazeera, March 6, 2013
"The Land of No Anti-Semitism," by Anshel Pleffer, Haaretz, March 1, 2013
"Inside The Department Of AliyevScience" - by Shahla Sultanova and Charles Recknagel, RFERL, Feb 24, 2013
"Azerbaijan is Rich. Now It Wants to be Famous," by Peter Savodnik, The New York Times, Feb. 8, 2013
"Novella's Sympathetic Portreyal of Armenians Causes Uproar in Azerbaijan," by Shahla Sultanova, The NY Times, Feb. 1, 2013
"On a Second Thought..." by Henry Grabar, The Atlantic Cities, Jan. 30, 2013
"Mexico: Statue of Ex-Leader of Azerbaijan Removed," The NY Times, Jan. 26, 2013
"Officials in Azerbaijan Claim to Restore Order to Rioting City," by Andrew Roth and Shahla Sultanova, The NY Times, Jan. 25, 2013
"Minor vehicle collision in Azerbaijan sparks mass riot, attack on local official’s son", The Washington Post, Jan. 24, 2013
"Mexico to Remove Controversial Statue to Former Azerbaijani President," The Washington Post, Jan. 23, 2013
Azerbaijan in International Reports
December 21, 2014: "Statement about Critically Deteriorating Conditions of Civil Society in Azerbaijan" - World Movement for Democracy
December 10, 2013: The Global Witness Report on Corruption in Azerbaijan's Oil Industry - "Azerbaijan Anonymous"
November 5, 2013 - European Stability Intiative Report on Azerbaijan's Presidential Elections - "Disgraced: Azerbaijan and the End of Election Monitoring as We Know It"
September 1, 2013 - HRW Report - "Tightening the Screws: "Azerbaijan's Crackdown on Civil Society and Dissent"
May 14, 2013 - Report of Civil Rights Defenders, Sweden based international human rights organization, on Human Rights Defenders in Azerbaijan
April 2013 - US State Department's Country Report on Human Rights in Azerbaijan
April 3, 2013 - ICIJ Report - Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
January 2013 - Annual Report on Human Rights Watch - Chapter on Azerbaijan
December 2012 - Freedom House - Nations in Transit - Azerbaijan Country Report
October 29, 2012 - Amnesty International Report "Azerbaijan: Human Rights Abuses Placed Under the E-Spotlight"
October 25, 2012 - "The Struggle for Internet Freedom in Azerbaijan," by Vugar Gojayev
September 27, 2012 - Report on "Local and Regional Democracy in Azerbaijan," The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe
May 24, 2012 - "Caviar Diplomacy: How Azerbaijan Silenced the Council of Europe. Part 1" - European Stability Initiative
May 9, 2012 - "Spotlight on Azerbaijan" - Foreign Policy Centre's Report on Human Rights Record of Azerbaijan
April 18, 2012 - EU Parliament's Resolution on EU-Azerbaijan Association Agreement
April 18, 2012 - EU Parliament's Resolution on EU-Armenia Association Agreement
April 2, 2012 - Sandie Shaw Calls on Azerbaijani Government to Stop Harassing Journalists - Amnesty International Report
February 29, 2012 - "They took everything from me" Human Rights Watch Report on Forcible Evictions In Azerbaijan
February 20, 2012 - The Amnesty International Briefing on Human Rights In Azerbaijan
October 4, 2011 - Norwegian Helsinki Committee's Report on Political Prisoners In Azerbaijan
September 23, 2011 - Human Rights Watch Letter to Azerbaijani Minister of Justice On Disbarred Lawyers
April 12, 2013 - IPGA Statement on Political 2012-2013 Political Persecutions in Azerbaijan
April 8, 2011 - US State Department's Human Rights Report on Azerbaijan for 2010
March 7, 2011 - Amensty International: Azerbaijan Must Halt Crackdown On Protest Organizers
February 15, 2011 - CPJ Report "Attacks on the Press 2010: Azerbaijan"
January 27, 2011 - ODIHR/OSCE Final Report on Azerbaijani Parliamentary Elections of Nov. 2010
November 8, 2010: ODIHR/OSCE Preliminary Statement on Azerbaijan's Parliamentary Elections
October 30, 2010: ODIHR/OSCE Second Interim Report on Azerbaijani Elections
October 26, 2010: HRW Report - Azerbaijan: Beaten, Blacklisted and Behind Bars
October 21, 2010: Azerbaijan: Free Expression Under Attack
September 2010 - Article 19 Report - Living As Dissidents: Freedom of Expression In Azerbaijan
September 3, 2010 - International Crisis Group Report: "Azerbaijan: Vulnerable Stability"
March 2010 - Resource Nationalism Trends In Azerbaijan - PETROSAM Program of Reasearch Council of Norway
March 11, 2010 - U.S. State Department's 2009 Report on Azerbaijan
February 24, 2010 - Global Integrity Report on Corruption in Azerbaijan
February 16, 2010 - NHC Report: "Nakhchivan: Azerbaijan's Dark Island"
"The Heydar Ailyev Era Ends in Azerbaijan..." by Richard Kauzlarich, Brookings.edu
"Your Government May Be Corrupt, But Is It Azerbaijan-Corrupt?" - Buzzfeed.com. June 11, 2014
"Azerbaijan's photographers: Capturing the raw truth" by R. Jafarov and R. Vincent, Index on Censorship, October 11, 2013
Aliyev's Cultural Spending Spree - by Emma, Platformlondon.org - May 16, 2013
OCCRP Names Aliyev "Person of the Year" - Dec. 31, 2012
"Sudden, Violent Demonstration Erupts In Northern Azerbaijan," by Karl Rahder, FPB, March 2, 2012
"Azerbaijan: Early 20th Century Satirical Magazine Offers Edgy Exploration of Eurasia," Eurasianet.org, Nov. 24, 2011
US Amb. Ross Wilson's Speech at the Atlantic Council Conference On Europian Energy - June 1, 2011
"Azerbaijan: Prominent Lawyer Disbarred, Youth Activist Arrested," by Karl Rahder, FPB, Feb. 6, 2011
"Azerbaijan Backtracks in Ukranian Organ Transplant Investigation," Eurasianet.org, Dec. 3, 2010
"More Troubles In Baku, Local Press Reports On "Magic Tree"," by Karl Rahder, FPB, June 20, 2010
"Azerbaijan Grapples With New Media Freedom," by Karl Rahder, ISN, June 7, 2010
"A Journalism (r)evolution in Azerbaijan," by Mark Briggs, Lost Remote, May 24, 2010
"IMF: The Party Is Over For Azerbaijan," by Shahin Abbasov, Eurasianet. org, May 24, 2010
"Alienating Azerbaijan?" by Karl Rahder, International Relations and Security Network, Apr. 27, 2010
"Colors and Flowers... and Soviet Spoils," by Ben Tanosborn, April 27, 2010
"The U.S. and the Persecution of Azerbaijan's Bloggers," by Joshua Kucera, trueslant.comm Nov. 11, 2009
"Story of a Father and Son," Frontline Club, Sep 28, 2009
"Hooligans?," RSF about arrested youth activists in Azerbaijan, July 11, 2009
"I Rule Here and Blind Democrats in Europe," by Ilgar Mammadov, REAL, June 27, 2009
Azerbaijan Marks Anniversary Of Its First Republic - Frontline Club, May 29, 2009
Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely - by Farid Guliyev, ResetDoc.org, April 16, 2009
So Much For Azerbaijani Democracy - by Michael J. Totten, Commentary Magazine, Oct. 21, 2008
Azerbaijan: Election Day Proves A Snooze - by Mina Muradova, Eurasia Insight, Oct. 15, 2008
Finding Elmar's Killers. Azerbaijan Special Report - by Nina Ognianova, CPJ, Sep. 16, 2008
Azerbaijani Opposition Mulls Presidential Election Boycott - by Liz Fuller
Naxcivan: More Tales From Azerbaijan's North Korea
It's National Press Day in Azerbaijan, But There's Little Cause For Celebration
December 12, 2014: AZAD Event "Time to Get Tough With Baku: Can US Sanctions Help Azerbaijani Dissidents?"
November 12, 2014: Gerald Knaus Presentation on Azerbaijani Government's Lobbying Efforts with Council of Europe
November 10, 2014: Civic Solidarity Platform: No More Business as Usual for Azerbaijan
May 16, 2014: Radio Azadliq Interview with U.S. Amb. to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar: "Who Will Stand up for Azerbaijan's Independence?"
November 22, 2013 - AZAD Event: "The Quest for Democracy in Azerbaijan: Conversation with Jamil Hasanli"
November 7, 2013 - AZAD Event: "The Perils of Content with Azerbaijan: Is Status-Quo Sustainable for the West's Favorite 'Gas Station'?"
October 27, 2013 - National Council's Protest Rally in Baku
October 16, 2013 - U.S. Investor Jailed After Whistleblowing on Corrupt Business Deals With Azerbaijan
September 30, 2013 - "Concernus Theatricus": Azeri Youth TV Pokes US Ambassador Morningstar
July 31, 2013 - House Demolition in Khutor, Baku
July 2, 2013 - President Ilham Aliyev's speech in front of the Azerbaijani Police Forces
June 13, 2013: Harlem Shake Protest in Front of Azerbaijani Embassy in London
March 29, 2013 - Battle to Save Homes from Demolition in Baku
January 24, 2013 - Ismayilli Protests Continue
January 23, 2013 - Popular Uprising in Ismayilli
January 23, 2013 - Amazing Azerbaijan! Short Film
January 12, 2013 - Baku Protests Against Soldier Jeyhun Gubadov's Death
December 20, 2012 - British MP Helen Goodman Attacks Human Rights Record of Azerbaijan
December 19, 2012 - AZAD Forum "Azerbaijan's Untapped Potential for the West: Engaging Azerbaijani Society as a US Ally"
December 10, 2012 - Azeri Police Arrests... Government Supporter at Opposition Rally
December 10, 2012 - Public Chamber's Protest Action in Downtown Baku
October 20, 2012 - Opposition Protesters Demand Dissolution of Azerbaijani Parliament
October 1, 2012 - Million Dollar Bribe for a Parliamentary Seat: Secret Cam Recording with English Subtitles
Photo Essay on Heydar Aliyev's Cult of Personality in Azerbaijan - February 19, 2013
Popular Uprising in Ismayilli - January 23, 2013
Public Chamber's Rally - April 22, 2012
Youth Protest Rally in Bayil - March 12, 2012
Anti-French Protests In Baku - January 25, 2012
Youth Protests in Downtown Baku - December 3, 2011
Rally of the Public Chamber of the Azeri Opposition - June 19, 2011
Azeri Diaspora Rallies For Demoracy In Stockholm, Sweden - June 18, 2011
Public Champer Marks the Republic Day - May 28, 2011
April 17 Rally of Azeri Opposition - April 17, 2011
Azeri Diaspora Rallies For Democracy in Den Haag - April 6, 2011
Azeri Diaspora Rallies For Democracy in Strasbourg - April 2, 2011
Rally of Azerbaijani Democratic Forces - April 2, 2011
Free Azerbaijan Rally of AZAD - March 19, 2011
Musavat Rally Against Aliyev Regime - March 12, 2011
Youth Protests Against Aliyev Regime - March 11, 2011
Democratic Forces of Azerbaijan Commemorated M.A. Rasulzade - January 31, 2011
Hijab Protest In Nardaran - December 18, 2010
Parliamentary Elections In Azerbaijan - November 7, 2010
Azeri Diaspora In Netherlands Protested Against Ilham Aliyev's Regime - November 5, 2010
PFPA and Musavat's Joint Rally In Baku - July 31, 2010
Azeri Opposition's Protest Action In Baku - July 3, 2010
Azadlig Bloc Held "Unauthorized" Rally In Baku - June 19, 2010
Musavat and Union for Democracy Held "Unauthorized" Rally In Baku - June 12, 2010
Azadlig Bloc's "Unauthorized" Rally In Baku - June 5, 2010
International Act of Protest for Eynulla Fatullayev In Front of Azeri Embassy - June 3, 2010
Azadlig Bloc's Rally In Novkhani - May 28, 2010
Protest of Azadlig Bloc in Baku - May 15, 2010
Protest of Azadlig bloc in Baku - April 26, 2010
Surprise Youth Protest Action in Baku - Nov. 22, 2009
U.S. Azeris Commemorate Oil Academy Shooting Victims - May 10, 2009
Student Protests In Baku - May 10, 2009
Mirza Sakit Released From Jail - April 9, 2009
Azeris Marked Khojali Massacre In Front of Armenian Embassy - February 25, 2009
AZAD Holds Protest Rally In New York Against Unlimited Presidency in Azebaijan - January 9, 2009
AZAD Holds Protest Rally in Washington DC Against Unlimited Presidency in Azerbaijan - Dec. 30, 2008
Protests Against Constitutional Changes in Azerbaijan - Dec. 24, 2008
Ganja Celebrates Ilham Aliyev's Birthday - Dec. 24, 2008
Jailed Azeri Journalists, Brothers Ganimat and Sakit Zahidov at Their Fathers Funeral
Sacrifice Holiday in Azerbaijan - December 8, 2008
Military Parade in Baku - June 26, 2008