Contributor

Rafael Ibrahimov

Former Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Ambassador Rafael Ibrahimov has served as the Azerbaijani Head of Mission in London (2001-2007) and Stockholm (2007-2013). Before joining the Foreign Ministry in Azerbaijan in 1993 he served in Yemen (1985-1986) and Algeria (1987-1990) as military interpreter of Arabic, French and Russian. His later ambassadorial postings include Dublin, Oslo and Helsinki. 

He acted as political commentator on the Middle East and the former Soviet Union with BBC World Service, Channel Four, Al-Jazeera, Channel 5 (UK). Rafael Ibrahimov held a number of speaking engagements in the leading UK and Scandinavian educational establishments and think-tanks.

Contributions

Opinion

Jihadis Inch Towards the South Caucasus

Recent attacks in Dagestan point to an increased Salafi-jihadi presence near the Azerbaijan border.

Rafael Ibrahimov

25 Apr 2016

Opinion

Who Gains from the Russia-Turkey Crisis?

Moscow-Ankara tensions are the worst they have been in a century. If things get worse, it could open a Pandora's box of ethnic and religious conflict.

Rafael Ibrahimov

16 Dec 2015

Opinion

The Contest Over Islam in Russia

Russia's religious landscape is fast changing, and a contest over religious practice in the country's heartland has implications both for Russia's internal stability and it's geopolitics, writes Rafael Ibrahimov.

Rafael Ibrahimov

10 Nov 2015

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