5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Talk: Frustrated Democracy in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

At a time of declining democracy throughout the world, the case of Azerbaijan reflects a documentable trend toward and then away from democratization. Discussing portions of her new book Frustrated Democracy in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan, Audrey L. Altstadt explored the array of circumstances and individual choices that shaped Azerbaijan's political, economic, and civic life from the rise of the Popular Front to the moves against the political opposition, media, human rights defenders, and "Islamist terrorists."