Ramazan Abdulatipov seems ready to close a sale of the state-owned port of Makhachkala to an Iranian-led group. The sale exposes the difficult balancing act elites are playing in the region.
The European Union (EU) has eyed the South Caucasus for the past two decades, and after the successful union expansion to parts of Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus could be next. The
Last week, the EU formally approached Azerbaijan to renegotiate their relationship, signalling an upgrade in diplomatic relations. Europe is hedging against continued deterioration of its alliances, whilst Azerbaijan will be
Since an armed group took over a police station on July 17th – taking the officers inside hostage – there has been substantial political unrest in Armenia. The hostage taking has spurred protests across the country; however the direction that this frustration is taking is more than unclear.
In the most serious escalation of fighting in over two decades, the formerly “frozen” conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh recently erupted into an open conflict.
Devaluation is the word of the day in oil exporting countries. Whether it is the Nigerian naira, the Venezuelan bolívar, or the Russian rouble, low oil prices are wreaking havoc
The ongoing fall of oil prices leaves the Azerbaijani economy exposed to structural issues, increasing the risk of social unrest linked to current hardships. Since December 2015, the Azerbaijani economy has
Azerbaijan’s economy has grown spectacularly over the last 15 years, due to an abundance of fossil fuels in the Caspian Sea. Elections on November 1st appeared to show continuity but the