Ellen Bork


George W. Bush Institute

Ellen Bork writes about American foreign policy, democracy and human rights. She has held positions in the State Department and on Capitol Hill and at democracy promotion organizations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Weekly Standard and other publications.

Gubad Ibadoghlu, an Azerbaijani economist critical of president Ilham Aliyev’s repressive, kleptocratic rule was arrested on July 23 outside Baku. Ibadoghlu, a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, and his wife were beaten and detained while on a visit to Azerbaijan to see Ibadoghlu’s elderly mother.