EU-Azerbaijan: Driven by strategic importance, lacking value-based impact
Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Nov. 2013
by Leila Alieva
The EU-Azerbaijan ENP agreement signed in 2006 was met with substantial enthusiasm from society and was followed by official statements on the commitment to integration in the EU. At that point, the three states of the South Caucasus were equally eager to become one step closer to the European club. The civil society of Azerbaijan proved its devotion to the ideas of European integration by initiating a national campaign in 2006 to include "European aspirations" in the text...
The EU policy in the region from the Mediterranean to the Baltic, from the Caspian to the Black Sea and the realities of the region was the topic of the workshop on “The EU approach towards the Caspian: soft power or realpolitik?”, held by the Center for National and International Studies at the Hyatt Regency on September 7, 2011. The objectives of the conference were to consider the EU's role within the Caspian region and get local feedback from those living and working in the region as to the state of play of subregional cooperation in Europe's outermost Sea. Local stakeholders and representatives...
Should Azerbaijan join NATO? It was the topic of the roundtable on "NATO: Political and military alliance of the 21st century" organized by the Center for National and International Studies and the Embassy of Romania , NATO Contact Point Embassy in Azerbaijan on June 15, 2011.
In her opening speech at the conference Leyla Aliyeva, President of the Center for National and International Studies emphasizes that in 1990s Azerbaijan was weaker, but had a consistent and firm policy of rapprochement with NATO. (more...)
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One of leading Turkish newspapers, Today's Zaman has published an op-ed by Leila Alieva, President of CNIS about the Turkish-Armenian rapprochement, where the author explores possible outcome of Zurich process for Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. (Photo from Flickr)
Historic breakthrough Controversies: Will Azerbaijani lands be free soon?
by LEILA ALIEVA
Turkish President Abdullah Gül (L) with his Armenian counterpart, Serzh Sarksyan (R), before their meeting in Turkey on Oct. 14. The Caucasus region is once more at the eve of events of historical significance -- a century-old conflict...