Vugar Bayramov’s analysis of the tension between Russia and Turkey

Vugar Bayramov’s analysis of the tension between Russia and Turkey Vugar Bayramov, chairman of Center for Economic and Social Development, gave interview to day.az news portal in Azerbaijan on December 9th, 2015. In his interview, Dr. Bayramov addresses to impacts of existing tension between Turkey and Russia not only on those indicated countries but also on Azerbaijan. Full interview in Russia is submitted below. Россия и Турция топят... Read More

BP’s Azeri Oil Output Declined

BP’s Azeri Oil Output Declined Output from Azerbaijan’s Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields declined to an average 656,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the first half of 2014 from 672,000 bpd in the same period last year, BP-Azerbaijan said in a statement. BP said earlier this year that oil production at the ACG fields might be slightly lower than in 2013 as the company planned maintenance work at the Central Azeri and West Azeri platforms,... Read More

Why TAP?

Why TAP? CESD: TAP will contribute to EU Energy Security but Russian monopoly in Central and Eastern Europe will remain BP and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan signed an agreement to deliver Azerbaijan’s gas to Europe via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) rather than the competing Nabucco West project at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku on June 28th, 2013 TAP is a consortium established by Norway’s Statoil (42.5%), Swiss’s Axpo (42.5%),... Read More

New WTO Accession Negotiations: New Hopes?

New WTO Accession Negotiations: New Hopes? The next round of bilateral consultations between World Trade Organization (WTO) and Azerbaijan started in Geneva on June 03, 2013. The negotiation round will be completed on June 07, 2013 . “They are expected to involve representatives from 10-12 countries. Full-fledged bilateral negotiations will be held with some of them and talks on specific issues with others”- Ministry of Foreign Affairs... 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

Last Call for the CESD-NATO International Conference

Last Call for CESD-NATO International Conference CESD is pleased to invite all interested scholars to participate at ”Ensuring energy security in the future and NATO role in protection of critical energy infrastructure in the Caspian basin” International Conference organized by the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) and Embassy of Romania to Azerbaijan, NATO Contact Point Embassy on November, 22nd, 2012 with support of Embassy of... 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

New Area for Nabucco Project?

New Area for Nabucco Project? The Nabucco Political Committee-Meeting of the Nabucco Ministers of the Transit Countries convening in Vienna, Austria confirmed the full political support for the Nabucco Gas Pipeline Project and for the existing Intergovernmental Agreement giving comfort to investors and producers. Hosted by the Austrian Energy Ministry and attended by the Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger, the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov... Read More

Call for Participation; CESD Annual International Conference

Call for Participation; CESD Annual International Conference CESD is pleased to invite all interested scholars to participate at ”Ensuring energy security in the future and NATO role in protection of critical energy infrastructure in the Caspian basin” International Conference organized by the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) on November, 21st, 2012 with support of Embassy of Romania in Azerbaijan and NATO. Confirmed participant... Read More

Botas pays compensation to Azerbaijan for gas

Botas pays compensation to Azerbaijan for gas The Turkish state pipeline company Botas paid Azerbaijan 186 million liras as part of its obligation on gas agreements signed on a ‘take or pay’ principle, Samanyoluhaber reports on Tuesday, citing sources in the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. Botas also paid 1.4 billion liras for unwithdrawn gas to Russia, and 1.3 billion liras to Iran. In 2011, the Turkish State Pipeline Company... Read More

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