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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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Foreword How much time is twenty years? Long enough to inspire, or short enough to be unnoticeable? Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) was published for the first time in February 2002. We are celebrating its 20th anniversary with this issue. While much has changed since then, we believe the values that guide TPQ are as relevant and important as ever. There was then and there is now a chance for us all to...
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