Anar Valiyev

avaliyev@ada.edu.az
Articles by Anar Valiyev

Ten Years of Eastern Partnership in Azerbaijan: Time to Take Serious Steps

Within Azerbaijan itself, both the population and the political establishment see their future with Europe. This stance dictates¬†prioritizing policies that would move the country closer to both the EU and the international community. For instance, with the EU’s help, Azerbaijan could accelerate the process of joining the WTO; continue to promote institutional reforms; and build more strategic partnerships in the region. However, if the EU and Azerbaijan continue to exist in a relationship defined by passivity and inaction, the moment could be lost, leaving Azerbaijan vulnerable to other regional centers of political gravity.

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