Bashir Kitachayev

Bashir is an independent journalist and photo reporter from Azerbaijan. His main focus is on the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict, propaganda, and the politics of the South Caucasus and the CIS region.

To hell and back: a journalist’s account of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

Thrown into a war she had hoped would never happen, one journalist has found herself haunted by her experiences in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Opinion | Greenwashing a blockade

It is clear that the ‘eco-protesters’ blocking the Lachin Corridor were put there by Baku.

Opinion | Who benefits from dragging out the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?

With sporadic violence being met by a constant stream of mutual recriminations, peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan can seem like a murky prospect.

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