Some take advantage of war, some just want peace

Some take advantage of war, some just want peace There was said a lot about the fact that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is going on. Because of this conflict, the development of the entire region has been hindered, and apparently, this conflict is profitable for someone. However, the economic side of the issue has been discussed but a little since the conflict. The question of what Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the entire South Caucasus have lost due to... Read More

USA Based Regional Leading Agency Distributed CESD Article

USA Based Regional Leading Agency Distributed CESD Article “The Detente” Regional Magazine distributed CESD Study on Azerbaijan’s Potential Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union. The study is authored by Baku-based Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), an internationally recognized leading independent think tank in Azerbaijan. It was published with the permission of CESD, whose mission is to promote research and analysis of socio-economic... Read More

Considering Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: For Azerbaijan, Disadvantages Outweigh Advantages

Considering Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: For Azerbaijan, Disadvantages Outweigh Advantages The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is an economic integration project, similar to the European Union, proposed by the Russian Federation (RF) in late 2011. The EEU is an extension of existing integrative projects of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries (namely, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Collective Security Treaty Organization... Read More

Remittance euphoria: Expansion or Dependency?

Remittance euphoria: Expansion or Dependency? $1.139 billion was transferred from Russia to Azerbaijan in 2012, according to the Central Bank of Russia. The volume of remittance from Russia to the CIS states reached $20.11bn in 2012 which is almost 22% higher than the indicator of the previous year, Russian media report. Personal transfers represent the income of house economies from abroad from their members and from the family economies of non-residents... Read More

Azerbaijan to double gas export to Russia

Azerbaijan to double gas export to Russia Azerbaijan plans to supply 3bn cubic meters of natural gas in 2013- the statement came from president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Rovnag Abdullayev. “We have a contract with Gazprom on supplies of 3bn cubic meters of gas a year. In 2012, SOCAR supplied Russia with only 1.5bn cubic meters of gas. This is due to the reduced consumption of gas in summer. As for the increase in the volumes of... Read More

Azerbaijan not to join Eurasian Customs Community?

Azerbaijan not to join Eurasian Customs Community? Azerbaijan won’t join Eurasian Customs Community, said Chairman of Azerbaijan Customs Committee Aydin Aliyev.   Aliyev says last year during meeting of the World Customs Organization, customs cooperation minister of Eurasian Customs Community invited Azerbaijan to join the organization, APA reports.  But Azerbaijani side refused to join at that meeting. ‘Today, position of Azerbaijani government... Read More

Multipolarity is key: Assessing Azerbaijan’s foreign policy

Multipolarity is key: Assessing Azerbaijan’s foreign policy This paper seeks to outline how Azerbaijan should manage the numerous foreign policy challenges it faces due to its strategic location, wealth in resources, neighbors and surrounding conflicts. As a small state, Baku should seek to balance interests and pursue a path of multipolarity, without however forfeiting a strong stance towards governments that threaten its status quo. Russia,... Read More

ECONOMETRIC MODELS OF IMPACT OF RUSSIA’S ACCESSION TO THE WTO ON AZERBAIJAN

ECONOMETRIC MODELS OF IMPACT OF RUSSIA’S ACCESSION TO THE WTO ON AZERBAIJAN Baku Seminar on Econometric models and presentation of analyses of impact of Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan was taken place in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 05th, 2012 by support of GIZ, CESD-Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan and Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Ukraine with representatives from government agencies,... Read More

PASOS Annual Conference to Start in Macedonia

PASOS Annual Conference to start in Macedonia Vugar Bayramov, CESD chairman  and PASOS Board Member, will serve as one of speakers at the conference The conference will be organized in association with the annual international think-tanks’ conference of PASOS – Policy Association for an Open Society on November 09, 2012 in Skopje, Macedonia. Leading think-tanks will co-operate to explain and influence national and international policies,... Read More

SOFAZ to invest Russian Economy

SOFAZ to invest Russian Economy The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan has addressed the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in order to get initial agreement for closing deal on purchase of 100% shares of Tverskaya 16 OJC, in Moscow. Authorized capital of the OJSC makes 159.8 mln rubles (AZN 4 mln) and its only share is Aktyor gallery, located on Tverskaya 16, Moscow. Brokers estimate the building at $100-105 mln. According to information, currently,... Read More

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