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Autumn 2003 (11.3)
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What's New in Print about Azerbaijan?
Caucasus Among Enemies and Friends

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Above: Vafa Guluzade, political analyst, wrote about the Caucasus.

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Diplomatic Interview: Vafa Guluzade by Elmira Amrahgizi and Betty Blair

Vafa Guluzade's new book, "Caucasus Among Enemies and Friends" is a compilation of speeches, essays, articles and interviews that took place during the first decade of Azerbaijan's independence. In an unprecedented achievement, Guluzade, a career diplomat, served as political advisor to each of Azerbaijan's first three Presidents-Mutalibov, Elchibey and Heydar Aliyev. He headed Azerbaijan's delegation during negotiations with Armenia within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group and was President Aliyev's personal representative in direct negotiations in regard to resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. He also was a member of Azerbaijan's National Security Council.

His goal in compiling these writings is to provide the general public with a personal perspective of some of the most significant foreign political events in the life of Azerbaijan, with particular emphasis on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict in regard to Nagorno-Karabakh.

Guluzade is known in the press for his outspokenness and frankness, his firm positions related to the territorial integrity to Nagorno-Karabakh within Azerbaijan, and his strong criticism of Russia's policy in the South Caucasus. He resigned as advisor to President Aliyev in 1999, after disagreeing with the proposed swap of territories of Nagorno-Karabakh for the Megri district of Armenia. This proposal was later rejected by Armenian President Robert Kocharyan.

"Caucasus" contains a brief biographical section, plus a compilation of articles published in newspapers and magazines, including Bakinsky Rabochiy, Zerkalo, Yeni Musavat, Azadlig, Zaman (Turkey), Washington Times, Turan News Agency, Baku Sun and Azerbaijan International magazine.

The book also includes transcripts from TV Bridges produced by CNN International with V. Krikoryan and another by ANS TV with Vasgen Manukyan (Former Prime Minister, Deputy of the National Assembly and head of the National Democratic Union of Armenia) It also includes an interview with Zhirayr Libaridyan, Former State Advisor to President Ter Petrossian of Armenia. The book includes speeches to Azerbaijani Parliament, and those made at the 14th Monaco World Summit in 2002.

"Caucasus Among Enemies and Friends" by Vafa Guluzade. Published by the author: Baku. Compiled by Kemal Ali. ISBN 9952-411-01-8. Total 226 pages. Soft bound. Contact Guluzade:
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