Javid is an Ankara-based writer and social media commentator focusing on Armenia and Azerbaijan. His articles have also appeared on the BBC. He was one of the founders of the Susma platform, where survivors of domestic violence can share their stories.
Even the defenders of the shameful Trophy Park are forced to rely on false and disingenuous comparisons to justify its existence.
From boredom and camaraderie to confrontations with carousel voters, this was my experience as an observer in Azerbaijan’s recent election.
The recent domestic violence scandal involving the Popular Front Party has revealed a dark side of Azerbaijan’s opposition.
Music has for centuries brought Armenians and Azerbaijanis together in a way that may once again offer us a way forward.
In Azerbaijan, as in Armenia, remembrance of the victims of past atrocities often takes on a one-sided nature.