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Azerbaijan’s Elections and Russia’s Interests

The Azerbaijan presidential election slated for 9 October has already attracted an unusually large amount of attention. Incumbent President Ilham Aliyev enjoys the result of a 2009 referendum that freed him from the previously established limit of a maximum of a two-term presidency and provided him with the constitutional right to carry on in office if re-elected. The opposition coalition nominated a single candidate to stand against him, Rustam Ibrahimbeyov, a 74-year-old screenwriter,...

Farah Pandith: There is no need to be disgusting

Farah Pandith has been the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. Department of State since June 2009. Her office is responsible for executing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s vision for engagement with Muslims around the world on a people-to-people and organizational level. During her visit to Georgia in late-October, Tabula interviewed Farah Pandith on U.S. policy toward Islam and recent violence by Muslims against the United States. The United States is...

Daniel Ayalon: Iran cannot be nuclear, full stop

Daniel Ayalon is the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Israel and a member of the Knesset for the Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel is Our Home) party. He served as Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 2002 until 2006. In 2009, Mr. Ayalon was appointed as the Deputy Foreign Minister in Binyamin Netanyahu’s newly elected government. His professionalism has been recognized by the prestigious journal Foreign Affairs, which has described Daniel Ayalon as “one of the most impressive...

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