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Article on Peter Tase, published by John Brown, US Diplomat

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A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, “E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United” (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University (http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/jhb7/) for over ten years, he still shares ideas with students about public diplomacy. The papers of his deceased father — poet and diplomat John L. Brown — are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations. This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) — years before “soft power” was ever coined — that “The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating.”

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Peter Tase: Azerbaijan’s democratic standards matured

Trend, AzerNews

Aliyev image (not from article) from

Excerpt:

Presidential election period is an important event that ensures stability and progress in government institutions and preserves well being among all Azerbaijani citizens, political analyst and international relations expert at the Milwaukee-based Marquette University Peter Tase told Trend.

He further said that Azerbaijan’s democratic standards have matured, and the country has stable economic growth.

Next presidential election in Azerbaijan is to be held on April 11, 2018, according to an order signed Feb. 5 by the country’s President Ilham Aliyev. According to the Calendar Plan of Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC), pre-election campaigning starts 23 days prior to the voting day and is stopped 24 hours before the start of voting. Thus, the campaigning will start on March 19 and end at 08:00 (local time) on April 10.

“This year will mark impressive accomplishments in the strengthening of Azerbaijani democracy, essential progress in the war against poverty and unemployment, as well as make Azerbaijan a nation that can be used as an example in the region for its transparent institutions and consolidated democratic standards,” Tase said.

Tase further noted that the major improvements and accomplishments in the infrastructure, education policies, tourism and public diplomacy, make incumbent President Ilham Aliyev the best candidate and certainly ensure his upcoming electoral victory in 2018. …

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http://publicdiplomacypressandblogreview.blogspot.tw/2018/02/peter-tase-azerbaijans-democratic.html

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PETER TASE, “Spero News” contributor sees Muslim tolerance in Azerbaijan

Spero News contributor Peter Tase, a widely traveled lecturer on geopolitical topics, delivered a keynote lecture at the International University of Travnik (IUT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina that focused on what he asserts are the values of multiculturalism promoted by Azerbaijan that were assailed by Armenia during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Since his presentation in October, Tase told Spero News, “Since the early Middle Ages, the dominant current of Islam among Azerbaijani religious scholars has been Tasawwuf — the traditional Islamic teaching of self-improvement and spirituality— which in the West is better known as Sufism. Sufism promotes love, brotherhood, and harmony with people, regardless of their ethnic and religious identity, and has played a major role throughout the Islamic world in spreading tolerance towards other religions, cultures, and races.”

Tase recently returned from a trip to western Azerbaijan where he visited the Tartar region that borders on the region controlled by Armenia.

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http://www.speroforum.com/a/KNKMOILMVH41/82243-Spero-News-contributor-sees-Muslim-tolerance-in-Azerbaijan#.Wod3kKinHIU

Azərbaycan həqiqətləri amerikalı politoloqun təqdimatında

Multikulturalizm Mərkəzində tədqiqat təcrübəsi keçən ABŞ-dan olan jurnalist və siyasi araşdırmaçı Peter Teys Bosniya Herseqovinanın Travnik Universitetində Azərbaycan multikulturalizmi ilə bağlı mühazirə ilə çıxış edib. Olaylar bildirir ki, tədbir Universitetin 10 illik yubileyi ilə əlaqədar BBMM-in təşkilatçılığı və professor  Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialicin təşəbbüsü ilə baş tutub. Peter Teys  mühazirəsində  Azərbaycanın multikultural dəyərləri, Dağlıq Qarabağ münaqişəsi və Ermənistan silahlı qüvvələri tərəfindən insanlıq əleyhinə törədilən cinayətlərdən bəhs edib.  Mühazirədə eyni zamanda Azərbaycanın qədim arxitektura ənənələrinə, Memar Əcəmi Naxçıvani tərəfindən yaradılan abidələrin arxitektur baxımından unikallığı vurgulanıb.

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http://olaylar.az/news/sosial/242342

 

 

“Bosniya və Herseqovinada keçirilən konfransın məqsədi bu idi…” – AMERİKALI JURNALİST

Dünyada multikulturalizmin Azərbaycan modelinə böyük maraq göstərirlər. Sarayevoda keçirilən beynəlxalq konfransda bunun bir daha şahidi olduq.
Bunu Moderator.az -a açıqlamasında Amerikalı tədqiqatçı-jurnalist Peter Teys deyib. O bildirib ki, Bosniya və Herseqovinanın Beynəlxalq Travnik Universitetində keçirilən, multikulturalizmin Azərbaycan modelinə həsr olunan konfransda bu mövzuda və memar Əcəmi haqqında məruzə edib. Universitetin prosessor-müəllim heyətinin, tələbələrinin, Sarayevonun dövlət adamlarının iştirak etdiyi konfransda Azərbaycanın Bosniya və Hersoqovinadakı müvəqqəti işlər vəkili Elnur Quliyev də çıxış edib.
Konfransda 2016-cı ilin Azərbaycanda “Multikulturalizm ili” elan olunduğunu, həmin ildə bu istiqamətdə xeyli iş görüldüyünü xatırlatdığını bildirən Peter Teys deyib ki, məruzəsində multikulturalizmin Azərbaycan modeli barədə tədbir iştirakçılarına geniş məlumat verib.
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Azərbaycan multikulturalizmi amerikalı politoloq tərəfindən Bosniya və Herseqovinada təqdim olunub

Bakı, 24 oktyabr, AZƏRTAC

Bakı Beynəlxalq Multikulturalizm Mərkəzində (BBMM) tədqiqat təcrübəsi keçən ABŞ-dan olan jurnalist və siyasi araşdırmaçı Peter Teys Bosniya Herseqovinanın Travnik Universitetində Azərbaycan multikulturalizmi ilə bağlı mühazirə ilə çıxış edib. Tədbir universitetin 10 illik yubileyi ilə əlaqədar BBMM-in təşkilatçılığı və professor Sabahudin Hadzialicin təşəbbüsü

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https://azertag.az/xeber/Azerbaycan_multikulturalizmi_amerikali_politoloq_terefinden_Bosniya_ve_Herseqovinada_teqdim_olunub-1105569

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David Santulli: “Nakhchivan, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan”

David Santulli: “Nakhchivan, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan

City of Nakhchivan, view from the plane (Photo: Courtesy of WikiCommons)

By Peter Tase

The Islamic World has three principal vehicles of artistic expression and such a cultural wealth can be tremendously appreciated in the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan (Azerbaijan), all of its artistic components including: architecture (Ajami Nakhchivani, a XII Century architect and designer of:  Yusif ibn Kuseyir tomb, Momine Khatun Mausoleum, Nakhchivan Juma Mosque,  to mention a few), the arts of the book (illustration and calligraphy founded by Nashavi Haddad ibn Assim, Izzaddin Abulfazi Doblatshah known as-Sahibi, Afig Ordubadi, Mirza Mahammad Ordubadi and others) and the arts of the object (including metalwork, ceramics, woodwork, textiles and glass).  All of these revered forms of artistic expression were recently experienced by Mr. David Santulli, president of United Planet, a nonprofit

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http://foreignpolicynews.org/2017/08/31/david-santulli-nakhchivan-cultural-capital-azerbaijan/

BOSNJE, TETOR 2017

Krug 99 – Kriva interpretacija pojmova u političkoj retorici

Foto Fena: Hazim Aljović

SARAJEVO, 22. oktobra (FENA) – Članovi Asocijacije intelektualaca „Krug 99“ na današnjoj redovnoj sesiji konstatovali su da sve dotle dok se u političkoj retorici u BiH krivo interpretiraju pojmovi konstitutivnost naroda, vitalni nacionalni interes i specijalne paralelne veze, BiH neće biti država sa visoko razvijenim standardima.

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http://www.fena.ba/article/977409/krug-99-kriva-interpretacija-pojmova-u-politickoj-retorici

Peter Tase: Russia-NATO meeting in Baku is a testimony to Azerbaijan’s tangible contributions to world peace

 

Peter Tase: Russia-NATO meeting in Baku is a testimony to Azerbaijan’s tangible contributions to world peace

The September 7th meeting between between General Valery Gerasimov (first deputy minister of defense) with General Petr Pavel (chairman of the NATO Military Committee) is a testimony to Azerbaijan’s tangible contributions to world peace, prosperity and promotion of dialogue among cultures and nations, American expert on international relations Peter Tase said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza.

“Baku has earned equal importance as any other European city where major multilateral agreements have taken shape over the last decade,” he stressed.

American expert recalled that on February 16th, 2017, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Valery Gerasimov met face to face for the first time since 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan.  The September 7th meeting between Gerasimov with Petr Pavel was the second major meeting that has placed Baku at the center stage of International politics and has emerged as a balanced city where a series of crucial negotiations and effective dialogue has taken place among the military leadership of Russian Federation (the world’s largest country) and NATO Leadership (the world’s strongest and oldest defense alliance).

 

http://vestnikkavkaza.net/news/Peter-Tase-Russia-NATO-meeting-in-Baku-is-a-testimony-to-Azerbaijan%E2%80%99s-tangible-contributions-to-world-peace.html

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http://vestikavkaza.ru/news/Peter-Tase-vstrecha-Rossii-i-NATO-v-Baku-govorit-o-vklade-Azerbaydzhana-v-mir.html

Ermənistanın fəaliyyətini yalnız Nigeriyadakı “Boko Haram” terror qruplaşması ilə müqayisə etmək olar – politoloq

26 May 2017, 15:50 (GMT +4)

Bakı, 26 may, SalamNews, A.Bayramova. “Ermənistanın Azərbaycan ərazilərini işğal etməsi, Cənubi Qafqazda iqtisadi çətinlik yaratması, bütün beynəlxalq qanunları pozması onların təkəbbüründən irəli gəlir”.

Bunu SalamNews-a amerikalı politoloq Piter Teys deyib.

Onun sözlərinə görə, ABŞ Prezidenti Donald Tramp xarici səfər turuna çıxdığı bir vaxtda Ermənistan yenə cəbhə xəttində gərginlik yaşadır, bölgədə dağıdıcı fəaliyyətlə məşğul olur: “Ötən günlər ərzində Ermənistan atəşkəsi 139 dəfədən çox pozub. Ermənistanın Avrasiya qitəsində zorakılıq həyata keçirən bir dövlət olduğunu unutmaq olmaz. Sözügedən ölkə yalnız mülki insanları hədəfə almır, həmçinin Azərbaycana məxsus 1600-dən çox mədəniyyət abidələrini məhv edib. Həmin abidələr dünya mədəniyyəti üçün qlobal əhəmiyyət daşıyır. Ermənistanın təxribatının və zorakılığının həcmini yalnız Nigeriyada fəaliyyət göstərən “Boko Haram” terror qruplaşması ilə müqayisə edə bilərik. Ermənistan beynəlxalq ictimaiyyəti heçə sayaraq öz ordusunu ən müasir minaatanlarla təchiz etməyə, Azərbaycanın Silahlı Qüvvələrinin mövqelərinə və yerli əhaliyə hücümlar etməyə davam edir”.

O, həmçinin ATƏT-in Minsk qrupunun fəaliyyətinə toxunub: “Onların aqressiv davranışlarının şahidi oluruq. Həmin strategiya dəyişməlidir. Biz yaxşı bilirik ki, Azərbaycan heç bir vaxt Ermənistanın işğalını qəbul etməyəcək. Həmçinin Ermənistan iyirmi ildən çoxdur blokadada saxladığı Naxçıvana qarşı iqtisadi sanskiyasını dayandırmalıdır. Digər tərəfdən ATƏT-in Minsk qrupu İrəvana təzyiqlər etməlidir ki, Serj Sarqsyan rejimi Sankt-Peterburqda və Vyana danışıqlarında əldə edilmiş razılıqları həyata keçirsin. Danışıqların davam etməsi hazırkı status-kvonu və işğalı sona çatdıra, münaqişənin sülh yolu ilə həllinə şərait yarada bilər”.

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http://salamnews.org/az/news/read/272891/ermenistanin-fealiyyetini-yalniz-nigeriyadaki-boko-haram-terror-qruplashmasi-ile-muqayise-etmek-olar–politoloq/

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http://salamnews.org/az/news/read/277808/ermenistanin-meqsedi-qafqazda-zerer-vurmaq-ve-qeyri-sabitlik-yaratmaqdan-ibaretdir–amerikali-politoloq/

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http://salamnews.org/az/news/read/286723/absh-burolarinin-fealiyyeti-azerbaycana-fayda-verecek–amerikali-ekspert/

INTERVIEW

Tase:”The example of Azerbaijani multicultural tradition is the only way that ensures peace in the world”

The example of Azerbaijan and its multicultural tradition and heritage is the only way that ensures economic growth, religious coexistence, peace and stability over the world-US expert

The reporter of Eurasia Diary interviewed Peter Tase, political analyst and expert on international relations at Marquette University.

Eurasia Diary: What is your opinion regarding multiculturalism and religious tolerance in Azerbaijan?

Peter Tase: While visiting the region of Oghuz, region of Ismailli and the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, it is evident that the Republic of Azerbaijan is a unique country where multiculturalism, interreligious dialogue, multifaceted tolerance, peaceful coexistence among religions and very effective government administration are the principal elements of the social fabric in this nation.  On May 9-12, 2017, under the leadership of Academician Prof. Dr. Kamal Abdullayev (Chairman of the Board of Baku International Multiculturalism Centre), the most important writer and philologist in contemporary Azerbaijan and professor Klaus Wolf from Augsburg University in Germany organized an international conference dedicated to Azerbaijani multiculturalism in Augsburg University, Germany. On this occasion, I was honored to join a group of international friends of Azerbaijan and distinguished scholars to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Azerbaijan’s National Leader, Heydar Aliyev; and to discuss the admirable values of multiculturalism among the people of Azerbaijan.

This conference was made possible thanks to the leadership and support of the President of Azerbaijan, H. E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev. Moreover, we had the opportunity to visit one of the largest synagogues in Germany and in Europe, that was built in 1914-1917, a magnificent religious monument that had survived World War II and was not destroyed by the Government of Adolf Hitler.  The treasures of multiculturalism in Azerbaijan are an example that should be followed by other nations of the world. We are conscious that building artificial walls, setting up barriers to the free flow of goods and human capital; mishandling of more than two million migrants and refugees that have crossed into Europe during the last two years will further escalate the division of visions, ideas and policies that are currently taking place in the European Union over the administration and the implementation of migration, asylum procedure and in the strategy of border security. The example of Azerbaijan and its multicultural tradition and heritage is the only way that ensures economic growth, religious coexistence and peace and stability over the world.

Eurasia Diary: How can you estimate the role of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the intercultural and inter-religious dialogue?

Peter Tase: The Republic of Azerbaijan has advocated for a more effective dialogue among religions and ethnic groups at the global stage including its effective participation and vital support to many forums, international organizations and multilateral discussions.  The restoration of cultural monuments such as the Gülüstan Monument in Julfa Region of Nakhchivan, the maintenance project of the Momine Khatun Mausoleum and of Noah’s mausoleum, are remarkable accomplishments of the government of Azerbaijan and of the government of Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan. Moreover, the restoration initiatives that are taking place in the villages of Lahij located in the region of Ismailli and Nij, a town located about forty kilometers to the south-west of Qabala. Regions are a true testimony of the impressive priority that the government of Azerbaijan has allocated towards the preservation of multicultural values, treasures and monuments that are inherited, for many centuries, in the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan.

Eurasia Diary: How can you assess relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNESCO in cultural, educational and scientific fields?

Peter Tase: UNESCO will have a new Director General by the end of November 2017. Currently there are nine candidates from different countries that aspire to lead UNESCO during the next four years. Among them is the official candidate, nominated by the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ambassador Polad Bülbüloglu. As the next Director General of UNESCO, I strongly believe that Ambassador Bülbüloglu will further work to stop violent extremism, promote interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding.  Above all, Ambassador Bülbüloglu will be an instrumental force towards the protection of cultural heritage and strengthen education policies in the Landlocked Developing Countries. These areas are key factors towards the implementation of sustainable development goals.

Moreover, UNESCO’s incumbent leadership must undertake a visit to the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, to visit over a dozen historical sites that deserve to be included in the World Heritage List.  I am confident that Ambassador Bülbüloglu will have a genuine propensity towards the preservation of multiculturalism across many nations and will strive to preserve peace, increase the levels of education and literacy.

Eurasia Diary: How do you think, is secularism in Azerbaijan a suitable model to some Muslim countries?

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http://www.en.azadinform.az/news/a-109285.html