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Edward Rowe

Edward first visited the Caspian region on a trip to Azerbaijan in 2021, where he travelled to Baku and Aghdam. He has an MA in Turkish Studies from SOAS, University of London, and has written numerous articles on Turkiye and Azerbaijan. His interests are history, religion and culture.

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Faig Nasibov: Explorer of Azerbaijan’s Hidden Gems

Azerbaijan is an open-air museum with many historical and natural wonders, but some are less well-known than others. Faig Nasibov has been exploring, documenting, and working to protect and preserve these treasures for the last 20 years.

4 April 2024

Caucasus, Stories

ADA University, Azerbaijan’s “Island of Excellence”

Founded in 2006, ADA University has made waves in Azerbaijan, impacting the quality of higher education and foreign and domestic policy for the better.

12 February 2024

Caucasus, Stories

Azerbaijan’s Landmine Challenge

Landmines continue to be a major problem for Azerbaijan in post-occupation Karabakh, but the country’s mine action agency is striving to overcome the challenge, and pave the way for the reconstruction of the region in full.

14 December 2023

Caucasus, Stories

Allahshukur Pashazadeh - ‘Grand Mufti’ of the Caucasus

On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Sheikh-ul-Islam of the Muslims of the Caucasus, Allahshukur Pashazadeh, sent the message, "I pray to Allah Almighty to protect the Ummah and all of humankind, to save the world from the disasters of war, terror and hatred, and to bless our world with peace and tranquillity. May Allah bless you all."

27 June 2023

Caucasus, Opinion

Türkiye-Armenia Normalization Reaches New Milestone

The weather may have been grey and drizzly in Ankara on June 3, but the inauguration ceremony of the newly re-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was undoubtedly a noteworthy affair.

Four Majestic Mosques of the Caspian Region

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, Edward Rowe looks at four of the Caspian Region’s important, if lesser-known, Islamic gems.

How the Caspian Region is Supporting Earthquake Relief in Turkiye

The terrible quakes in Turkiye and Syria galvanized over 100 nations to send helpers and aid, including all ten countries of the Caspian Region.

Holocaust Heroes of the Caspian Region

For January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Edward Rowe tells the story of three heroic men from the Caspian Region who helped save the lives of hundreds of Jewish families.

From Royalty to Republics through the Eyes of Ahmet Agaoglu

Ahmet Agaoglu was a Turkish-Azerbaijani politician, educator and journalist, well remembered in both Turkiye and Azerbaijan. His story is as tumultuous as the times he lived in.

6 January 2023

Caucasus, Stories