21 September 2022
The failure of the United Nations emanates from the lack of collective coercive mechanisms and from the unilateral use of force, and the NAM advocates the former and opposes the latter. [...] She served in the Perma- nent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Austria from 2005 to 2009, and in the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations during Azerbaijan’s membership in the UN Security Council in 2012–2013. [...] The third section of the report is also written by Vasif Huseynov and titled: “Azerbaijan’s role in the region: Acts of balancing in the context of the geopolitics of the Russia–Ukraine war.” For Azerbaijan, the Russia–Ukraine war has been another test of the balanced ap- proach of the country’s foreign policy that it has maintained since the mid-1990s. [...] The establishment of the NAM, particularly in the wake of the demise of the colonial system and the independence struggles of nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other parts of the world, was also instrumental to the facilitation of the decolonization process.22 Ever since, the Movement has played a role in the maintenance of international peace and security, while also remaining faithful. [...] Azerbaijan’s Role in the Region: Acts of Balancing in the Context of the Geopolitics of the Russia–Ukraine war Vasif Huseynov The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has caused a geopolitical earthquake in international relations, triggered the most severe confrontation between the West and Russia since the end of the Cold War, and reverberated across the entire globe.