16 Mar 2020
On February 28, Baku hosted the SGC Advisory Council. It is worth mentioning that a “Joint Declaration” was signed that stressed the strategic importance of Azerbaijan as a net gas exporter to Europe.
12 Mar 2020
After the killing of Iran general Qasem Suleimani and subsequent escalation between the U.S. and Iran the U.S. imposed new sanctions on manufacturing and metals sectors of Iran.
04 Mar 2020
On February 19–22, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev paid a historic state visit to Rome, Italy (Azertag, February 19). Before this latest trip, the Azerbaijani leader had made three official and two working visits to Italy.
26 Feb 2020
In recent years the global economic crisis in the world has also affected the Azerbaijani economy. As a result, sharp oil price fluctuations had a negative impact on the national economy. The country's gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 3.1% and non-oil GDP by 5.8% during the first eight months of 2016. CESD In such circumstances, more suppo
08 Feb 2020
Azerbaijan evolving role as an international player capable of accommodating to entities and interests cutting across diverse geographic distances, identities and religions.
06 Feb 2020
In Azerbaijan, the energy-rich South Caucasian country, reform has become a popular buzzword since a few months. The word remained in the headlines of the local media throughout the whole year of 2019 and even, thanks to groundbreaking government reshufflings, started to be more heatedly debated towards the end of the year.
28 Jan 2020
he politics of Azerbaijan were unusually dynamic in 2019, compared to recent years, shifting dramatically between January and December. President Ilham Aliyev notably continued the transformative reforms he began several years earlier. And almost every month, the Azerbaijani leader caught domestic and international observers by surprise by announci
15 Jan 2020
Azerbaijan’s political system has gone through a remarkably stable period since 1993 when Heydar Aliyev was elected the President of the then just two-years old republic in gravely troubled times for the country amidst the war with Armenia and tensed domestic situation.
26 Dec 2019
Ever since Azerbaijan, a small oil-rich country in the South Caucasus, signed the “Contract of the Century” in 1994 to propel the implementation of large-scaled energy projects in its immediate, as well as distant, neighborhood, oil and gas have become the dominant commodities that shape the country’s energy strategy.
03 Dec 2019
On November 30, 2019, Azerbaijan and Turkey will finalize the second-final phase of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) which will carry Azeri gas from Shah Deniz (SD) Stage 2 to Turkey and Europe. The official inauguration ceremony of this important energy project was held in June 2018 in the city of Eskisehir, Turkey with the attenda
09 Nov 2019
The global protest movement calling for the permanent removal of memorials that reinforce dangerous or discriminatory ideologies, such as Nazism or racism, express important messages that are, unfortunately, frequently ignored or disregarded. The advocates of the movement rightly argue that memorials are more than historical artefacts: they glorify
10 Oct 2019
This year, NATO marked its 70 anniversary. NATO is the most powerful political-military bloc that survived after the end of the Cold War, while its rival, the Warsaw Pact, was created in 1955 and ceased to exist in 1991.
08 Oct 2019
On September 28th, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, addressing the general debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, pointed out that the settlement of the Armenia–Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict marked no progress over the last twelve months, since the last year’s General Debate.