Azerbaijan en Why the protest bug hasn't spread to the former Soviet Union <p> KIEV &mdash; Democracy movements across the former Soviet Union haven&rsquo;t been allowed to emerge, much less gather momentum.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Azerbaijan Belarus Dictators Former Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev Uzbekistan World Leaders Elections Asia-Pacific Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Russia Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:16:45 +0000 David L. Stern 5635872 at Six cities, including Baku, bid to host 2020 Olympics <p> The United States, South Africa and Dubai had also considered bidding for the 2020 Olympics.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Azerbaijan Qatar Sports Europe Middle East Italy Japan Spain Turkey Fri, 02 Sep 2011 15:25:24 +0000 News Desk 5674525 at Azerbaijan arrests 22 over alleged Iranian plot to attack Israeli & US targets <p> Contact, a non-government Azerbaijani news site supported by the US National Endowment for Democracy, said the arrests took place between late January and 20 February.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azerbaijan Europe Iran Israel and Palestine Iran Europe Israel and Palestine Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:58:47 +0000 Luke Browne 5696074 at Eurovision Song Contest: rise of the 70 year-olds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Eurovision song contest is one those kitschy/campy events that brighten the world. Since it started in the 1950&#39;s as a kind of Europe-wide sing-along to chase away the post war blues it has become a huge event.</p> <p> This year representatives of more than 40 countries will gather in May for the <a href="">big sing-off</a> in Baku, Azebaijan (not exactly Europe but we&#39;re talking about the European ideal when we talk about Eurovision).</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azerbaijan Baku Buranova Babushkas Celine Dion Engelbert Humperdinck Eurovision Song Contest Home Las Vegas Entertainment Europe Culture & Lifestyle Russia United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:29:40 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5696822 at Azerbaijan 'thwarts terrorist plot to attack Eurovision' The national security ministry said in a statement Wednesday that an “armed criminal group” equipped with firearms, explosives and other military equipment had planned to attack the Baku Crystal Hall where the event was being held.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azerbaijan Asia-Pacific Europe Wed, 30 May 2012 12:45:06 +0000 Luke Browne 5706128 at Will an Israeli strike on Iran come from Azerbaijan? <p>The standoff between Iran, Israel and the United States over Tehran&rsquo;s nuclear weapons ambitions has drawn in another player: Azerbaijan.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azerbaijan World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Iran Military Israel and Palestine Middle East Fri, 02 Nov 2012 04:18:58 +0000 Michael Moran 5724701 at Azerbaijan's president launches Twitter rant against Armenia Azerbaijan's president doesn't like Armenia, and he's not afraid to say it. Nor, it seems, to tweet it.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenia Azerbaijan Twitter World Leaders Diplomacy Weird Wide Web Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:23:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5726645 at