The Baku International Policy and Security Network (The Baku Network)
The Baku International Policy and Security Network (BIPSN) is a non-governmental think tank, founded in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, in August 2015. The Baku Network was established with the assistance of the Trend News Agency, and its operational activities are being carried out by the former diplomat, PhD Elkhan Alаsgаrov.
The Baku Network is conceptually based on the awareness about the Azerbaijani capital’s mission that emerges from interlacing of geographical, economic and geopolitical factors. Numerous routes of the Great Silk Road passed through Baku, and today they still run across a vast territory between the Caspian and Black seas, as well as the majestic peaks of the Great and Lesser Caucasus Mountains. This is the geographical area where the history of ancient civilizations was formed. Today, Baku preserves the diversity of ethnic groups inhabiting it, being a unique model of peaceful coexistence of different cultures and confessions. Baku stands at the intersection of the world and regional communications. It is a modern city, rightly considered a model of multiculturalism, where the destinies of many countries, different nations, peoples and religions are intertwined, and the interests of the East and West, North and South intersect.
An expert network, including representatives of Azerbaijani and foreign academia and diplomatic circles, international politics and security experts, operates within the Baku Network. The expert network discusses pressing security problems, fighting terrorism, protection of the interests of Azerbaijan, as well as counteracting the Armenian propaganda and hostile tendencies against our country.
The Baku Network’s aim is to form an intellectual platform for defining and implementing the tasks aimed at informational and analytical support to Azerbaijan’s foreign policy strategy, and rendering the necessary influence on public opinion through the prism of expert dialogue.
The Baku Network presents an effective platform for establishing contacts with leading non-state foreign think tanks dealing with international politics and security.
Elkhan Alаsgаrov, PhD