Baku, from 1734 atlas of I.B. Homann (Wikimedia Commons)
Memo from a Diplomat
America and Azerbaijan: Five Reflections on the Contract of the Century

Azerbaijan—the oil-rich dynasty that borders Iran and Russia, abuses human rights, and peddles influence throughout the West—has shifted from being an essential U.S. energy partner to a competitor. The former U.S. ambassador speaks out on the energy diplomacy he witnessed—and why we need a new approach to Baku today.

Published on: October 3, 2019
Ambassador (ret.) Richard D. Kauzlarich is distinguished visiting professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan (1994-1997).
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