Sugar Daddies of Global Finance

Sugar Daddies of Global Finance By Stanley Pignal LONDON—One of the cornerstones of Marxist-Leninist thinking is that the state should control the “commanding heights” of an economy—industry, agriculture, infrastructure, and, perhaps above all, money and banking. That vision has largely perished, with one gaping exception. Government remains omnipotent in the financial system, not only on Wall Street or Threadneedle Street, but far beyond. Across the world, the state... Read More

Call for Applications: Think Tank Young Professional Vacancy at CESD

Call for Applicationss: Think Tank Young Professional Vacancy at CESD The Think Tank Fund announces the Think Tank Young Professional Development Program for MA and PhD graduates who graduated with a PhD, LLM or MA degree in the social sciences and humanities from high-quality universities in the OECD countries in the past three years. With this initiative, Think Tank Fund aims at supporting up to fifteen ‘returnees’ per year to assume posts in think tanks interested in... Read More

Azeri Oil Output Declined in the first five months of 2014

Azeri Oil Output Declined in the first five months of 2014 Azerbaijan produced 17.7 million tonnes of oil and gas condensates in the first five months of 2014, versus 18.12 million tonnes in the same period of 2013, the Azerbaijan State Statistical Committee reported on June 12, 2014. The output declined by 2.3 % in the indicated period of 2014 compared to the same passé in previous year. The most part of the produced oil fell to the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil and gas fields’... Read More

Assessment of Trade Sustainability impact of DCFTA between Azerbaijan and EU: Will the domestic economy gain from the agreement in the long run?

Assessment of Trade Sustainability impact of DCFTA between Azerbaijan and EU: Will the domestic economy gain from the agreement in the long run? CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development started drafting a paper titled as “Assessment of Trade Sustainability impact of DCFTA between Azerbaijan and EU: Will the domestic economy gain from the agreement in the long run?”. The contend and research methodology have already developed and it is open for feedback, now. From this... Read More

Advocacy and Campaigning Training was held in Azerbaijan

Advocacy and Campaigning Training was held in Azerbaijan Open Civil Society Training on Advocacy and Campaigning in Civil Society was organized in Baku, Azerbaijan on May, 24, 2014 with participation of representatives from more than 20 organizations. At the end of the course participants was able to familiar with analyse the policy-making dynamics and be able to identify appropriate ‘levers of influence’; Understand the role of research and evidence in campaigning; Understand... Read More

42 % of of Azerbaijanis trust in EU, 27% trust in UN and only 25% trust in NATO

42 % of of Azerbaijanis trust in EU, 27% trust in UN and only 25% trust in NATO EU has announced the results of the opinion polling project conducted in December 2013-January 2014 in Azerbaijan in the framework of “Neighbourhood Barometer” project. According to EU, the poll has revealed a relatively low level of trust Azerbaijani have in international institutions. The EU tops the list (trusted by 42%), followed by the UN (27%) and the NATO (25%). The survey, based on 974... Read More