11 January 2013
London – ESI at Chatham House in London. Azerbaijan: External Relations, Internal Realities
Chatham House. Photo: flickr/BBC Radio 4
Chatham House. Photo: flickr/BBC Radio 4

ESI's Gerald Knaus will speak at an event on "Azerbaijan: External Relations, Internal Realities" at Chatham House in London. This event is to explore the likely developments in Azerbaijan's domestic and foreign policies in the short to medium term. With Azerbaijan's economic growth slowing down after the peak in oil production in 2010, steering the country's economic development through the next decade is likely to pose new challenges for the regime. At the same time, Baku has engendered increased international concerns about the domestic political scene by intensifying its harrassment of opposition activists and further tightening control over the media. 

  • Leila Alieva, Center for National and International Studies, Baku
  • Svante Cornell, Institute for Strategic and Development Policy, Stockholm
  • Vugar Gojayev, Human Rights Watch, Berlin
  • Gerald Knaus, European Stability Initiative, Berlin 
  • Nazrin Mehdiyeva, PA Consulting Group, London
  • Rashad Shirinov, Radboud University, Nijmegen

This event is by invitation only. For more information please contact Lubica Pollakova

About us
Photo credits
Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com