Category Azerbaijan

Euromaidan protests : How are Central Asia and the Caucasus reacting?

For those who only casually followed events in Ukraine, the trajectory of pro-European protests to full-scale revolution, to the ousting of the President, and now Russian incursions into Crimea are confusing, scary and giving people flashbacks  of a time not so long ago, as the US breaks military ties with Russia and contemplates sanctions. This […]

10 Reasons the US Foreign Policy Community Can’t Afford to Ignore Eurasia

2014 is bound to be a year of pundits asking, ad nauseam, ‘What’s next for Afghanistan?” It’s an important question, especially with Iraq currently providing a harrowing harbinger of what can go wrong after a drawdown of US forces.  However, in the din surrounding the pull-out from Afghanistan, questions about strategy for the larger Central […]

AGRI LNG: From Turkmenistan to Europe

The Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania-Hungary Natural Gas Interconnector (AGRI) plans to transport natural gas for Turkmenistan via LNG tanker across the Caspian to the Sangachal Terminal in Eastern Azerbaijan.  From there the LNG will be gasified and transmitted across Azerbaijan and Georgia to the planned Kulevi Terminal on the Black Sea where it will be re-liquefied for a […]

CES News Round Up: Kazakh Peacekeepers, the Safarov Affair and Mongolia’s New Government

After recent encouragement, we’ve decided to make the news round up a regular feature at CES, with the goal of rounding up news for our readers at least twice during the business week and once on weekends, while still bringing you regular analysis of interesting stories from the region. Kazakhstan Reportedly Eyeing African UN Peacekeeping […]

CES News Round Up

Apologies, readers, for the lack of coverage the past week – times have been hectic as the fall starts. A longer analytical article on water wars is forthcoming but for now, here’s what we’ve really enjoyed reading the past week. “The First Political Trial in Kazakhstan” by Casey Michel at Registan: Article is a great explanation of […]

Presidential Elections held in Nagorno-Karabkh

On Thursday, presidential elections were held in Nagorno-Karabkh.This enclave is Azerbaijani, but populated primarily by ethnic Armenians who are trying to separate from Azerbaijan. The region has been fought over for two decades following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The winner of the election was the incumbent candidate, Bako Saakyan. The EU and other countries do […]

Who is the winner of oil squabbling between Azerbaijan & Turkmenistan?

Russia. When it comes to naval control of the Caspian Sea, Russia is the undisputed leader. However, as EurasiaNet posts, the role of second in command is up for grabs, and Turkmenistan is making a power play for it. However, this grab for naval power comes in tandem with increasing tension over three oil fields to which both Azerbaijan […]