AZERBAIJANI NEWSPAPER: NOT ONLY INTERNAL BUT ALSO FOREIGN POLICY IN AZERBAIJAN IS IN DEPLORABLE STATE

ArmInfo
2010-12-03 17:34:00

ArmInfo. Not only the internal but also the foreign policy in
Azerbaijan is in a deplorable state, "Novoye Vremya" Azerbaijani
newspaper says in the article "Is vodka a truth detector?".

"The ruling circles of Azerbaijan among the so-called political
experts and in the mass media tried to confirm an opinion as if after
long searches of the conceptual basis, the country's foreign policy
has finally gained a stable and purposeful nature and rests on the
fundamental principles which reflect the long-term national goals
and interests. Such estimation of Azerbaijan's foreign policy most
likely mistakes the wish for the reality. Publications on WikiLeaks
site once again confirmed the truth: not only the internal but also
the foreign policy in the country is in a deplorable state", the
article author says.

"However, despite all this and irrespective of the goals the US is
guided by, it is obvious that the Azerbaijani diplomacy is vulnerable
and weak, and state figures are not ready for diplomatic talks. Series
of failures in the international arena are often presented as a result
of inconsistency of foreign political ambitions with the country's
recourses. A conclusion is sometimes drawn that after recovery of its
territorial integrity, Azerbaijan will be able to fulfill the goals
it is capable for. There is another explanation: the country's foreign
policy is formed by a narrow circle of people. Baku's activity in the
international arena reflects their ideological preferences, the vision
of the world and Azerbaijan's place there, notion of the means towards
the ends which not always meet the reality. There is one explanation
more: foreign policy of Azerbaijan is formed during interaction, and
sometimes confrontation of different elites and groups of interests,
each of which presents the interest of its group as national", the
newspaper resumed.




From: A. Papazian