Will the Middle East support Washington’s ‘oil sanctions’ to Russia?

Will the Middle East support Washington’s ‘oil sanctions’ to Russia? Dr. Vugar Bayramov Chair of CESD, Azerbaijan www.cesd.az The price of 1 barrel of crude oil again dropped to $ 82 in the world market. The description of the market is very simple: demand is declining whereas the supply still remains high. Unlike Russia’s expectations, Saudi Arabia not only decreased oil production, but also applied for price discounts in the oil export.... Read More

Economic realities of the Russian-Ukraine conflict

Economic realities of the Russian-Ukraine conflict Getting into the Crimea, Russia did settle not only “va-bank” in the geopolitical relations with The West but also tried to create new game rules on the economic plane in the region. Of course, Moscow was warned beforehand it would face economic and as well as political sanctions. Though the West repeatedly informed Russia about such issues before the conflict even started Moscow initiated such... Read More

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

CESD Guest Professor Seminar

CESD Guest Professor Seminar CESD organized the Guest Professor Seminar on May 29, 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Jose Cordeiro, a director of Venezuela Node, The Millennium Project and Energy Advisor/Faculty, Singularity University, NASA Ames, California, USA presented his “The Post-Petroleum World Future Energy Trends and Life After Oil” paper. Mr. Cordeiro studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, where he received... Read More

Next Round WTO Negotiations; No New Promises?

Next round WTO Negotiations; No New Promises? Next round negotiations of Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO will be at the last week of November, 2012, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told Trend on September, 11, 2012. “We have a maximum of four to six weeks beforehand to send answers to WTO member countries’ questions, proposals for negotiations and so on. Work on the answers is almost complete and I think we... Read More

CESD Welcomes New Visiting Professor from the US

CESD Welcomes New Visiting Professor from the US Sherman Katz, senior advisor of Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, USA, visited Azerbaijan with invitation of Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) on May 2nd-4th, 2012. The trip is organized within the CESD Visiting Professor Program. Ms. Leyla Aliyeva, CESD PR Manager, mentioned Mr. Katz will have discussions with senior officials of Azerbaijan. He will visit President... Read More

US is confidence in Nabucco feasibility faltering

US is confidence in Nabucco feasibility faltering Full implementation of the Nabucco gas pipeline project becomes less likely every year, a US State Department official was quoted by Russian RIA Novosti news agency as saying. ” It has become clear that it is more difficult to implement the project from the financial and temporal points of view,” Richard Morningstar, US Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy, told a conference, “Natural... Read More