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Fuad Shahbazov

Fuad Shahbazov

Fuad Shahbazov is a Baku-based policy analyst covering regional security, defence, and religious extremism. His work regularly appears on Jamestown Foundation, CACI Analyst, The Diplomat and other outlets.

Follow him on Twitter: @fuadshahbazov

Analysis: The 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war has had significant consequences for Iran, boosting Turkey and Israel's soft power in the Caucasus region.

11 October, 2021

Analysis: A recent drone deal with Warsaw bolsters a key EU relationship for Turkey while demonstrating that Ankara can be part of NATO's deterrence policy towards Russia.

07 June, 2021

Analysis: Turkey's influence in Ukraine has steadily increased in recent years. Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the Ankara-Kyiv alliance presents a challenge to Moscow's standing in the Black Sea region.

20 April, 2021

Analysis: Warming ties between Israel and Turkey is of particular interest to Baku given the emergence of a new geopolitical order in the South Caucasus.

04 February, 2021

Analysis: With Turkey asserting its influence in the South Caucasus region during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran must now adapt to a new geopolitical reality.

30 December, 2020