Azerbaijan is the most stable country in the South Caucasus in terms of stability in domestic and foreign policy, economic power and the ability to resist extremism,” says a report published by Minchenko Consulting,
reports that Azerbaijan has been recognized in the report as the most stable country in the region, according to the authors.
"Among all regional countries Azerbaijan is characterized by the lowest level of risks,” the report said. “Azerbaijan has the strongest economy in the Caucasus, attractive to foreign investors. It is a politically stable country. A multi-vector foreign policy, the ability to balance among the interests of the US, EU, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Israel and the Arab countries has been a major trump card of Baku. It remains up until now."
The report said that the positions of the Azerbaijani current authorities seem to be strong. It is not faced with serious domestic political competition and it is risk-resistant.
It is worth noting that during the municipal election (December 2014) the ruling New Azerbaijan Party even refused free airtime given to it in accordance with the electoral law, the report said.
Armenia is noted as the country with the highest risk among the Caucasian countries. These risks include political and economic isolation, the unsettled Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, growing social protest, chronic problems in the national economy, and potential risks from maneuvers between Russia and the West.
“In turn, their close ties with the authorities of Armenia are fraught with identification of dissatisfaction with the policy of the president and the government with the actions of the Russian Federation,” the report said.
Recall that, the report has been prepared by President of Minchenko Consulting Communication Group Yevgeni Minchenko, the holding’s associate Kiril Petrov and Sergei Markedonov who specializes in Caucasian studie