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Security Sector Reform in Azerbaijan: Key Milestones and Lessons Learned

21 May, 2021



This paper examines the process of security sector reform in Azerbaijan through recourse to legal, political and educational developments.

It discusses the opportunities in Azerbaijan to enhance oversight of the security sector, and the existing challenges within security sector ministries that should be addressed.

While this paper includes statistics on military armaments and forces, its primary purpose is to determine the laws, concepts and regulations that have both driven and hindered the SSR reform, as well as the effects of international cooperation programs.


Grazvydas Jasutis, Elizaveta Chmykh