Amy Hanlon

Amy Hanlon

Amy Hanlon is currently finishing her degree in the International Security and Intelligence Studies Program at Bellevue University and has been employed as a government contractor for the U.S. State Department since 2010. All views expressed within this piece are hers and hers alone and do not represent an official statement or policy from the United States government.

Two of the largest foreign intelligence agencies in the world, the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Russian Federation’s Foreign Intelligence Service (FSB), ironically appear more similar in their organization, methods, and ethics than not.

Since its transition to independence, Azerbaijan has looked both east and west for its place on the world stage. Predominantly Muslim, Azerbaijan has no formal state faith and its constitution allows for freedom of religion.

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