Leila Alieva

Leila Alieva is a political analyst based in Baku, Azerbaijan. She publishes widely on the Caucasus and Caspian region and has held fellowships at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has served on the boards of the Open Society Institute and the Human Development Report of Azerbaijan.

April 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2

Azerbaijan’s Frustrating Elections

The 2005 elections were marked by massive fraud, but the democratic world mostly looked the other way. Azerbaijani society remains receptive to democracy, but the regime clearly has other plans—and will soon have massive oil wealth to fund them.