A journey through Gagauzia, where walnuts and wine are important industries.
Torgny Hinnemo is a journalist with a background in Soviet studies. From 1990 to 1993 he was the Moscow correspondent of Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet and from 1998 to 2008 he was the senior adviser for CIS countries in the Swedish MFA. He has also the author of several books.
Articles by Torgny Hinnemo
Elections in Azerbaijan have regularly been criticized by international observers and mainly seem to be a formalization of political balance agreed by different economical interest groups in the country. Being split, the opposition parties now once again admit that, in addition to election fraud, they suffer from low support from an electorate that sees them as a weak force in society. In the foreseeable future political changes in Azerbaijan will rather be a result of shifting powers within the elite than of electoral processes.