Areas of Focus
ACADEMIA & THINK TANKS
At present, there are fewer than 10 major think tanks and academic centers which cover Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus, including specialist centers at the Atlantic Council, the Heritage Foundation and American University. A few institutions have established fellowships and scholarships which help to increase the focus on Azerbaijan and foster academic relations between the two countries.
Role of the Alliance
The Alliance is engaging influential members of the academic community in order to highlight the growing importance of the Caucasus region in 21st century geopolitical conflicts. In this way, we hope to expand the number of centers which cover Azerbaijan and the Caucasus region.
In addition, we will work with them to expand the number of fellowships, internships and exchanges available to students and academics who wish to study the region. This should lead to a greater flow of ideas and information between the two countries and ensure that a more balanced debate occurs in the public arena.