Amina Abdullayeva is a Research Analyst at the NATO Association of Canada, with a focus on the European Union, Russia and the former USSR. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto – Centre for European, Russian, Eurasian Studies. Having studied security issues and international affairs extensively, Amina has attended the NATO Summit in Chicago, as well as the 2012 G8 Summit. She was lead editor for the G8 Research Group, evaluating the G8 member states’ compliance with the commitments pledged at the previous Summit. Amina is multilingual and has extensive international experience, having spent one summer in Germany as an intern with the UN, and another in Peru as a project manager with Students for International Development. Contact:
Amina Abdullayeva Eastern Europe and Russia

NATO’s Many Hats: Ukraine and Azerbaijan at the Chicago Summit

The 2012 Chicago Summit was the biggest NATO summit to date, with over sixty leaders in attendance, as well as “folks who were exercising their freedom of speech and assembly,” as Barack Obama tactfully refered to the protesters in his closing remarks. Among the dozens of attendees there were many non-NATO states. While the Summit agenda focused Read More…

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If France Goes Left, is NATO All Right?

It seems that the Élysée Palaceis heading for a change. François Hollande is leading with 28.6% of voter support after the first round of the French presidential elections held on April 22, while Nicolas Sarkozy is just behind him with 27.2%. According to a poll conducted on April 25-26 by Harris Interactive, 55% of respondents Read More…

Amina Abdullayeva Eastern Europe and Russia Uncategorized

Eurasian Stakes Raised as Frozen Conflict Heats Up

From Ice to Fire Nagorno-Karabakh, a de facto, but unrecognized state fought over by Armenia and Azerbaijan, may not appear on any map, but recent events warrant increased attention on this part of the globe. Several developments in Azerbaijan, including increased military spending, an arms deal with Israel, and the talks with Russia over the Gabala Radar Read More…