Oil warms the greetings of America to Aliyev, former member of the Politburo

The students who study the career of Mr. Aliyev, general of the State Security Committee of Azerbaijan, loyal politician of the Brezhnev period, skillful player of geographical-political games, must also note that with his countless roles in these games he proved that he is cleverer than those who wanted to use him as a tool for gaining their goals. You may ask any of his colleagues in the Politiburo: Who was the last to laugh?

Bruce Clark
The Financial Times
August 8,1997