Quick Facts

Area in square km 86,600
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 119 (out of 168) (2015)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 5% (2014)
Defense expenditure in dollars 3,021,000,000 (2015)
Per capita GDP in dollars 18,000 (2015)
Population 9,780,780 (2015)
Size of armed forces 67,000 (2016)
U.S. military personnel present 15 (2015)

Azerbaijan at a glance

Military & Police Aid $2,000,000 (2017)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $10,936,000 (2017)
Arms Sales $543,904 (2014)
Trainees 86 (2015)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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6/7/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Cybersecurity Assistance

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

6/13/15 | Blog
U.S. Continues to Support Countries Violating Human Rights

Although the article does not focus on it, the U.S. relationship to these countries, by providing military and police aid and selling arms, not only further legitimizes the regimes, but also has the potential to facilitate their abuses.

1/9/15 | Blog
Week in Review - January 9, 2015

A senior commander of the LRA turned himself in to U.S. forces; President Obama has pledged to continue supporting the government of Mexico despite calls to suspend military aid; Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan announced they will hold their first ever joint naval exercises on the Caspian Sea...



9/21/16 | News
Azerbaijan: Dubbing Critics as “Islamic Extremists”
Authorities in Azerbaijan are trying to erase the line between legitimate dissent and religious extremism in an attempt to stifle criticism of their policies.
8/16/16 | News
U.S. Military Officers Holding Seminar in Baku
The mobile training group of the Oklahoma Army National Guard is holding a seminar in Baku titled “Demands for logistics during international peacekeeping operations.”
8/1/16 | News
Why Azerbaijan Matters to U.S. and to NATO
As Europe drifts apart led by Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the 67 year-old military alliance, the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) that ties the U.S., Europe and Turkey together is getting larger and more diverse. Led by the United States it adds new members almost...

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