“We frankly don’t care about human rights or democracy-building, or Israel and Turkey, or peace in Karabakh or Georgia, or even Azerbaijani energy. There is only one thing we really care about right now, and that is Afghanistan,” said a US intelligence official in Azerbaijan to Thomas Goltz, who is the author of Azerbaijan Diary and other books. He teaches in the political science department at Montana State University in Bozeman.
Goltz revealed this conversation with the unnamed US official in an article published in the Foreign Policy, entitled “Bad Blood in Baku.”
Editor’s Note: While the piece, which can be read here, has an exclusively pro-Azeri slant, we are offering it to our readers to introduce yet another foreign policy approach that demonstrates Washington’s real interests in the Caucasus and how detrimental those interests could be to Armenia.