Archive for the ‘Azerbaijan’ Category

Azerbaijan’s Russian Gas Deal Raises Uncomfortable Questions For Europe

Via Eurasianet, commentary on a highly touted deal between Baku and Brussels that was meant to wean Europe off Russian gas, but Azerbaijan is now importing Russian gas itself in order to meet its obligations to Europe: Azerbaijan has begun importing gas from Russia under a deal which should enable Baku to meet its own domestic […]

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Europe’s New Gateway To Asia Through Azerbaijan

Via New Silk Road Discovery, commentary on the Middle Corridor project: Azerbaijan sees the Middle Corridor project as another opportunity to boost fruitful partnerships with China, Kazakhstan, and other parts of the landlocked Central Asian region. Among the many significant geopolitical consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine has been the reinvigoration of the Middle Corridor, both as […]

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Azerbaijan Warns Investment Needed To Increase EU Gas Flows

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Azerbaijan’s need for additional infrastructure investment in order to provide additional gas to the EU: Azerbaijan has warned the EU that it will only be able to meet its commitment to double gas exports to the bloc if provided with fresh investment in its pipelines and long-term […]

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Turkey’s Growing Influence in Central Asia

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at Ankara’s growing interest in seeking alternatives to its often tense relations with the West via Central Asia: Following the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan in September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkey intends to become a full member of the SCO, a China-led Eurasian intergovernmental political, economic, […]

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Will a New War Crash Europe’s Azerbaijani Gas Dreams

Via Foreign Policy, an article on the potential impact that renewed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh may have upon Azerbaijan’s dreams of supplying more gas to Europe: Since the start of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Azerbaijan and its vast oil and gas reserves have emerged as a key front in the […]

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From the Ruins of War, A Tourist Resort Emerges In Azerbaijan

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, an article on Baku’s efforts to turn Shusha, a fabled fortress town that was key to last year’s war between Azerbaijan and Armenia into a resort: Above a valley carpeted with dense pine forest, the rocky cliff that leads to the town of Shusha is riddled with scars left by the […]

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