About Us

The Caspian Post helps you see the region from a whole new angle!


Our Mission

The Caspian Post (run by Stephanie Lazerte and Mark Elliott) exists to give voice to a region largely unexplored by those outside of it – informing the world about the politics, economy and people of the Caspian region[1]. We keep our ear to the ground to celebrate, explain, and shine a spotlight on the intersection of Europe and Asia. We collaborate with a variety of institutions and organizations to present what we learn in a way that honors the careful work of bridging cultures. Our over-arching aim is to keep the global community informed about the area, with a priority on explaining and interpreting Azerbaijani perspectives.


We Value Empowerment

The Caspian Post aims to maintain a dedicated platform for those in the Caspian region whose voices haven’t had an effective international means of expression (including but not restricted to minority groups, speakers of minority languages, women, displaced refugees, the underprivileged and those who think and live differently).


We Value Celebration

The Caspian Post aims to celebrate the Caspian region’s history, culture, languages, and rich diversity. We highlight the people of this land and mark their successes, wherever they are and whatever they are doing. We know the Caspian region is energizing and inspiring - we want to share that with you!


We Value Collaboration

The Caspian Post aims to work together with news agencies, online and offline publications, organizations, non-profits, writers, artists, and media outlets to communicate relevant information quickly and reliably.


We Value Cultural Intelligence

The Caspian Post aims to present and explain the issues of a particular place for those who don’t live there. We are well aware that implicit information in one context must be made explicit in another. You will find that our articles unpack knowledge that is taken for granted by the average person living in the Caspian region so that it will be easily understood by a western audience.


[1] Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran and the Russian Federation.