OUTLOOK 2020 Azerbaijan

bne IntelliNews January 16, 2020

The tectonic plates holding together Azerbaijan’s clanocracy are shifting. Economists say a massive restructuring of the economy is needed to benefit ordinary citizens.

COMMENT: Will the US launch large scale war against Iran following the assassination of Qasem Soleimani

Fuad Shahbazov Independent Analyst in Baku January 7, 2020

The Caucasus states are now looking on nervously after the assassination of iconic Iranian general and Commander-in-Chief of the elite Quds Forces Qassem Soleimani as a regional war would be devastating

Caucasus braces for conflict in neighbouring Iran

Joshua Kucera for Eurasianet January 6, 2020

Armenia and Azerbaijan have taken relatively pro-Tehran lines in the new crisis, while Georgia is sticking close by Washington.

Reshuffle in Azerbaijan’s clanocracy signals response to economic pressures

bne IntelliNews December 23, 2019

As country gears for parliamentary elections, the Pashayevs are in the ascendant, while Nakhichevan rivals are struggling to retain decisive influence. Young technocrats are winning places in the cabinet.

EBRD: Pace of emerging Europe economic growth slows as global outlook weakens

EBRD in London November 6, 2019

The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc