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Opinion | Azerbaijan’s eco-nationalism is not up to the task

A Sheikh’s posh poaching trip earlier this year caused a scandal but ultimately changed nothing.

Opinion | Azerbaijan’s eco-nationalism is not up to the task

By Hamida Giyasbayli

A Sheikh’s posh poaching trip earlier this year caused a scandal but ultimately changed nothing.

27/09/2021

Opinion | Taking stock one year after the war 

OC Media’s Armenia and Azerbaijan correspondents give personal reflections on the anniversary of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. 

Opinion | Taking stock one year after the war 

By Ismi Aghayev

OC Media’s Armenia and Azerbaijan correspondents give personal reflections on the anniversary of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. 

5/08/2021

Opinion | Religious freedom is more limited than ever in the ‘new Azerbaijan’

Despite the instrumentalisation of religion during the war, hopes of greater religious freedom emerging in its wake are fast fading.

Opinion | Religious freedom is more limited than ever in the ‘new Azerbaijan’

By Rovshan Mammadli

Despite the instrumentalisation of religion during the war, hopes of greater religious freedom emerging in its wake are fast fading.

9/07/2021

Opinion | Will Georgia follow Poland in the global right-wing revolution?

Blaming Russia alone for the anti-Pride pogrom misses key domestic factors — the same ones that fuelled the likes of Orbán, Kaczyński, and Trump. 

Opinion | Will Georgia follow Poland in the global right-wing revolution?

By Dominik K Cagara

Blaming Russia alone for the anti-Pride pogrom misses key domestic factors — the same ones that fuelled the likes of Orbán, Kaczyński, and Trump. 

23/06/2021

Opinion | Making love is a burden in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani government has failed in its duty to protect the privacy of its citizens. 

Opinion | Making love is a burden in Azerbaijan

By Zhala Bayramova

The Azerbaijani government has failed in its duty to protect the privacy of its citizens. 

11/06/2021

Opinion | How Azerbaijan’s media ignores anti-queer violence

The media’s silence in the face of a surge of anti-queer violence is nothing less than complicity with it. 

Opinion | How Azerbaijan’s media ignores anti-queer violence

By Vahid Aliyev

The media’s silence in the face of a surge of anti-queer violence is nothing less than complicity with it. 

14/05/2021

Opinion | The war did not save us

Contrary to the beliefs of some, victory in the war did not uplift the collective psyche of the Azerbaijani public nor empower civil society.

Opinion | The war did not save us

By Narmin Shahmarzadeh

Contrary to the beliefs of some, victory in the war did not uplift the collective psyche of the Azerbaijani public nor empower civil society.

5/05/2021

Opinion | On the apologists of Baku’s Military Trophy Park

Even the defenders of the shameful Trophy Park are forced to rely on false and disingenuous comparisons to justify its existence.  

Opinion | On the apologists of Baku’s Military Trophy Park

By Javid Agha

Even the defenders of the shameful Trophy Park are forced to rely on false and disingenuous comparisons to justify its existence.  

29/04/2021

Opinion | Iran, a loser in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War?

Despite surface appearances, Iran may have much to gain in the new post-war political order in the South Caucasus.

Opinion | Iran, a loser in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War?

By Rovshan Mammadli

Despite surface appearances, Iran may have much to gain in the new post-war political order in the South Caucasus.

5/04/2021

Opinion | In Azerbaijan sex is a weapon

An activist who was targeted in Azerbaijan’s recent wave of sexual blackmail speaks out. 

Opinion | In Azerbaijan sex is a weapon

By Narmin Shahmarzadeh

An activist who was targeted in Azerbaijan’s recent wave of sexual blackmail speaks out. 

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