Archive for the ‘Azerbaijan’ Category

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Rail Line

Via Forbes, a look at how Azerbaijan, Georgia, And Turkey subverted Russia and isolated Armenia with a new railway: After many years of anticipation and delays, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) rail line has ceremoniously gone into service. Its first train just pulled out of the New Port of Baku on Monday, making its first official run across Azerbaijan […]

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Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?

Via The Diplomat, a look at Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a breakdown of their energy resources: Each summer, BP releases a statistical review of world energy. The review — in its 66th year — is well regarded and draws on a variety of sources, giving one of the most comprehensive views of energy reserves and consumption […]

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Iran-Azerbaijan-Georgia Corridor To Launch In 1 Month

Via The Iran Project, a report on a corridor that will carry shipments from the Black Sea – between Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Western Asia: Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia are carrying out a plan to make operational a long-overdue corridor that will carry shipments from the Black Sea – between Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Western Asia – to […]

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Azerbaijan: Caviar Diplomacy?

Courtesy of The Economist’s 1843 magazine, a detailed look at Azerbaijan: Some call it the Paris of the Caspian; others purr that it is the caviar-producing region’s Dubai. But on the weekend of June 18th and 19th the comparisons were with Monaco. Baku’s first-ever Formula 1 race took place on a 6km (4-mile) street circuit in […]

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Big Changes In Azerbaijan In 2016

Via Frontier Strategy Group, an interesting look at Azerbaijan: The low energy prices ravaging the economies of Russia and Kazakhstan will now start to have a tangible effect on the Azerbaijan market. After years of strong growth, averaging 11 percent YOY in the 2000 to 2014 period, we are forecasting Azerbaijan’s economy to contract by […]

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Azerbaijan After The Iran Deal

Via the Journal for Energy Security, an interesting look at Azerbaijan: As the Iran deal reshuffles the cards on the table, making ex foes potential partners and creating new commercial and political rivalries, states need to rethink their economic and political strategies. The agreement opens the door to opportunities for old and new partners, who […]

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