Azerbaijan: Defence Sector Management and Reform

29 01 2010

URL: Source: International Crisis Group.

This report examines the difficulties the country faces in upgrading its military. Oil wealth has been poured into a defence budget that has increased more than ten-fold in five years, raising concerns President Ilham Aliyev might eventually choose war with Armenia to recover Nagorno-Karabakh. But reforms could also make the army more accountable, less corrupt and a contributor to democratisation.




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