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Azerbaijan-Russia relations have experienced many ups and downs throughout the modern history of both countries, from closing of the borders and accusing each other of supporting separatism to cordial statement of strategic importance. Both countries, however, have been cautious not to cross the point of no return. Russia remains one of the most important economic and political partners of Azerbaijan. Nevertheless, some issues, such as Russia’s continued support of Armenia and procrastination in the resolution of Karabakh conflict have prevented the two countries from becoming strategic partners. Today, Azerbaijan tries to find a fine balance between its own interests and the satisfaction of Russian ones, taking into consideration the results of the Russia-Georgian conflict. 

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Anar Valiyev
Anar Valiyev
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Summer 2018 issue marks the 11th annual edition that we are publishing with the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. This long-standing partnership has helped TPQ in its efforts to feature nuanced and diverse opinions on the security policy challenges facing Turkey, the region, and the transatlantic community. Over the years, we have had the privilege of bringing the...
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