Azerbaijan

PANNIER: Caspian military drills that exclude Russia and Iran have some people in Moscow asking questions

Bruce Pannier April 12, 2024

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan going ahead with “Birlestik-2024”. Russian consternation is growing.

Azerbaijan doubles down by expanding gas exports to Europe

Seymur Mammadov in Baku April 9, 2024

Azerbaijan is exporting more gas to Europe and Europe is keen to buy it. And as its own production of oil falls slowly it is repositioning itself as a major transit route for Kazakh oil, to allow it to reach the international markets.

EU and US promise over $356mn in fresh assistance to Armenia

Ani Avetisyan April 8, 2024

Azerbaijan shows displeasure by staging clashes on Armenia's border.

Kyrgyzstan claims to have thwarted major assassination plot

Eurasianet March 24, 2024

Security services say the hit was ordered by once-powerful former customs official Rayimbek Matraimov.

German companies are entering a new game on the Azerbaijani field

Seymur Mammadov in Baku March 22, 2024

The working visit of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to Munich, to attend the Security Conference in February, was marked by significant negotiations with the managing director of the German Eastern Business Association, Michael Harms.

COMMENT: Rising tension between France and Azerbaijan is a drag on peace process with Armenia

Seymur Mammadov in Baku March 19, 2024

France is taking independent steps regarding the South Caucasus, as French President Emmanuel Macron attempts to bolster his role as a top European leader.

CENUSA: Europe needs to reduce the risks of destabilisation in its eastern neighbourhood

Denis Cenusa in Giessen March 8, 2024

Candidate states for EU accession such as Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia remain in a zone of insecurity where Russia can intervene minimally in a hybrid way.

Closing gender gap in workforce could double global growth rate says World Bank

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 8, 2024

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia have a lower gender gap than the global average but only Latvian women have equal legal standing with men.

Azerbaijan launches another media crackdown

bne IntelliNews March 7, 2024

The move follows a media crackdown ahead of the presidential elections last month, which international observers said were marred by widespread fraud.

Turkmenistan: Kabul market

bne IntelliNews March 5, 2024

Afghanistan wants to show it is open for business and is willing to be a good neighbour. This and more in this week's Eurasianet Akhal-Teke Bulletin.

Azerbaijan demolishes Karabakh Parliament building

Ani Avetisyan March 5, 2024

Armenians say the demolition illustrates Baku's attempts to eradicate any evidence of the Armenian presence in Karabakh.

Azerbaijan developing significant gold, copper and other minerals resources

Seymur Mammadov in Baku February 26, 2024

The British company Anglo Asian Mining, which mines gold, silver, and copper in Azerbaijan, has completed a preliminary assessment of the mineral resources of the Kharkhar copper deposit. The country has significant deposits of many minerals.

World Bank says Emerging Europe needs tougher targets to reach net zero by 2060

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague February 22, 2024

New World Bank report charts path to net zero energy in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, but says current ambitions are too modest.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

Azerbaijani automotive industry motoring ahead

Seymur Mammadov in Baku Ben Aris in Berlin February 20, 2024

Russian automaker AvtoVaz is moving into Azerbaijan and in talks to set up the large-scale assembly of its famous Lada family of vehicles in the country.

Observers report Azerbaijan election marred with fraud

bne IntelliNews February 8, 2024

OSCE says it observed significant procedural errors and limitations on fundamental freedoms.

COMMENT: An Armenia-Azerbaijan ‘peace’ is further away than ever

Neil Hauer in Yerevan February 8, 2024

Over the past few months, speculation over an impending Armenia-Azerbaijan peace treaty has reached a fever pitch.

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev re-elected president

Seymur Mammadov in Baku February 8, 2024

Snap presidential elections were held in Azerbaijan on February 7, at which the incumbent president, Ilham Aliyev, claimed victory. According to preliminary results, he received over 92% of the votes.

The Middle Corridor set to halve cargo transit time between Asia and Europe

Seymur Mammadov in Baku February 1, 2024

As Russia experiences the impact of sanctions and restrictions in trade and economic relations with a number of countries, Central Asian countries and China are exploring new routes to increase their exports to Europe while bypassing Russia.

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