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On 22 October, the parliament of Azerbaijan confirmed its budget plan for 2011, foreseeing a near-doubling in growth of expenditure on defence. The decision to increase the military budget of Azerbaijan in a period of heightened…
Analyses | | Marek Matusiak
These changes, in the direction of limiting presidential power and strengthening the powers of parliament and government, were proposed by the West, and have mostly encountered the approval of the Venice Commission (VC, an advisory…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

For the first time in its history, Azerbaijan will de facto have a chance to sell its gas on European markets (Greece, Bulgaria) and in the Near East (Syria).

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak
But the results of the elections confirm that the political scene has been effectively atomised; this does not give hope for the creation of a stable government, which will be able to confront the deep internal crisis in which the…
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On 1 October, NATO’s secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Georgia, where he opened a NATO liaison bureau in Tbilisi for the South Caucasus region. The visit is an expression of the Alliance’s political support in questions…
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On 28 September, during a visit to Osh, Kyrgyzstan, the head of the Russian FSB’s Border Forces announced a decision to send a group of 40 Russian advisers to this place, “with the aim of fighting the cross-border criminal…