Tag: Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan: Racing To Develop Natural Gas Potential

EurasiaNet Commentary Back in 1994, when the so-called “Contract of the Century” was signed, forming an international partnership to develop the giant Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oil field, lots of experts believed that Azerbaijan would not have to worry about money for […]

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Karabakh: Diplomatic Attention Needed To Address Growing Risks

EurasiaNet Commentary A recent flare-up of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh highlights a growing risk of renewed, full-fledged warfare between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh On February 25, clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces marked the most intense fighting since early April of […]

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Azerbaijan: Energy Hopes vs. Italian Olive Groves

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline is a key element of Azerbaijan’s efforts to export its greatest source of wealth, its Caspian Sea natural gas deposits, to European markets. It is also a cornerstone of the European Union’s strategy to weaken Russia’s hold […]

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Azerbaijan: Scapegoating Adam Smith

Azerbaijan: Scapegoating Adam Smith  Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, has finally acknowledged that the energy-export-dependent country is in the grips of a severe recession. But in a major policy speech, the Azerbaijani leader shifted blame for the fiscal woes from his […]

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Azerbaijan: Economy Riding In The Breakdown Lane

Azerbaijan: Economy Riding In The Breakdown Lane by EurasiaNet Just a few months ago, authorities in Azerbaijan spent tens of millions of dollars on hosting a Grand Prix auto race, which critics derided as a vanity project that satisfied the […]

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Azerbaijan: Mountain Jews See Government As Protectors

Azerbaijan: Mountain Jews See Government As Protectors by Lolita Brayman, EurasiaNet Beyond Azerbaijan’s bustling capital city of Baku, with its modern skyline now defined by flame-shaped glass towers, is an abundance of ethnic diversity. Living in compact settlements nestled among […]