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  1. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    Azerbaijan’s elections: the Aliyev dynasty remains

    Nobody seriously doubted that Ilham Aliyev would be re-elected for a third term as president of Azerbaijan in Wednesday’s...

  2. September 21, 2012

    The Art Market: Baku the future

    As part of its continual push to develop new markets, Christie’s last week organised its first exhibition in Baku, capital...

  1. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2012

    Azerbaijan: more gas on the way

    ExxonMobil has just consummated its strategic partnership with Rosneft so it’s nice for BP, which failed last year in its...

  2. beyondbrics

    February 16, 2012

    Azerbaijan: going for gold

    Azerbaijan traditionally plays safe with its oil windfall, buying mainly US bonds and treasury bills. But now the country is...

  3. beyondbrics

    November 16, 2011

    US: no longer cheering for Nabucco

    The US has always been a cheerleader for the planned Nabucco pipeline to carry Caspian gas to Europe to compete with Russian...

  4. April 18, 2011

    Big guns vie to tap Azeri gas riches

    An ugly mass of buildings, pipes and vents sprawled beside the Caspian Sea appears an unlikely beginning for Europe’s future...

  5. April 18, 2011

    Aliyev’s balancing act soothes neighbours

    Azerbaijan’s national flag billows over the capital, Baku, from the tallest flagpole in the world. This statement of pride...

  6. March 14, 2011

    Andrew gives Azerbaijan seal of approval

    Azerbaijan receives its distinguished guests in the president’s office, a Soviet-era edifice that disfigures the otherwise...

  7. March 10, 2011

    Mideast-style protests hit south-east Europe

    Unrest in the Middle East is providing inspiration for anti-government protests in a string of countries across south-east...

  8. January 16, 2011

    Pledge boosts Europe’s pipeline plans

    For nearly a decade, the Nabucco pipeline has existed only on a map – a dotted line that would connect oceans of Central...

  9. January 13, 2011

    Azerbaijan backs gas pipeline for Europe

    Azerbaijan has given its backing to a plan to send “substantial volumes” of gas to the European Union, potentially easing...

  10. June 8, 2010

    Turkey seeks support for Gaza campaign

    Turkey is playing host to a parade of heads of state this week as it seeks international support for its campaign for an end...

  11. March 20, 2009

    Azeri opposition attacks poll

    The opposition in oil-rich Azerbaijan yesterday vowed to overturn a referendum that paves the way for Ilham Aliyev to...

  12. March 18, 2009

    Azerbaijan votes on constitution

    Azerbaijan votes today in a referendum that could allow Ilham Aliyev, the president, to extend his rule beyond 2013. The...

  13. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2009

    Oil speculator debate resurfaces

    It was the hot topic of last summer (when oil prices were racing to record highs), but the debate over whether speculators...

  14. January 24, 2009

    Andy does Davos

    When Prince Andrew swanned around Davos wearing his hat as UK Special Representative for International Trade and...

  15. November 27, 2008

    Nations aim to hammer out Azeri gas deal

    The governments of Italy, Greece, Turkey and Azerbaijan will meet in the coming weeks to try to hammer out an agreement on...

  16. September 4, 2008

    US offers Georgia $1bn to rebuild after conflict

    The US announced plans yesterday to grant Georgia $1bn in reconstruction aid after its conflict with Russia last month. In...

  17. September 4, 2008

    US offers $1bn aid for Georgia's reconstruction

    The US has announced plans to grant Georgia $1bn in reconstruction aid after its conflict with Russia last month. In a move...

  18. September 4, 2008

    US offers Georgia $1bn for rebuilding

    The US announced plans yesterday to grant Georgia $1bn in reconstruction aid after its conflict with Russia last month. In...

  19. September 4, 2008

    Cheney in Caucasus energy pledge

    Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, said yesterday that Washington would work with countries in the Caucasus region to...

  20. September 3, 2008

    Cheney in Caucasus energy pledge

    Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, said on Wednesday that Washington would work with countries in the Caucasus region to...

  21. November 19, 2007

    Greece and Turkey open gas pipeline

    The Greek and Turkish prime ministers yesterday inaugurated a €300m ($440m, £215m) pipeline carrying the first natural gas...

  22. November 19, 2007

    Greece and Turkey open gas pipe from Azerbaijan

    The Greek and Turkish prime ministers yesterday inaugurated a €300m ($440m, £215m) pipeline carrying the first natural gas...

  23. November 18, 2007

    Greece and Turkey unveil gas pipline

    The Greek and Turkish prime ministers on Sunday inaugurated a €300m pipeline carrying the first natural gas from Azerbaijan...

  24. October 8, 2007

    Azeris look to invest oil profit in Germany

    Azerbaijan plans to use its soaring oil revenues to buy stakes in German and other European companies, the country's...

  25. May 15, 2007

    Azerbaijan case raises fears for oil supplies

    Two brothers - a former government minister and a prominent oilman - go on trial today in Azerbaijan charged with...

  26. May 14, 2007

    Azerbaijan coup charges raise oil supply doubts

    Two brothers – a former government minister and a prominent oilman – go on trial on Tuesday in Azerbaijan, charged with...

  27. November 29, 2006

    The CIS dysfunctional family gets lost in the fog

    Even the weather yesterday seemed symbolic. While Nato leaders met in Riga, Latvia, under clear skies, leaders of the...

  28. June 17, 2006

    Kazakhstan signs pipeline accord

    Kazakhstan moved to reduce its dependency on Russia yesterday, signing a US-backed agreement to supply oil for a key...

  29. June 16, 2006

    Kazakhstan signs pipeline accord

    Kazakhstan moved to reduce its dependency on Russia on Friday, signing a US-backed agreement to supply oil for a key...

  30. June 6, 2006

    'Marathon' talks on Nagorno-Karabakh

    The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan held two days of talks over the disputed territory ofNagorno-Karabakh in what one...

  31. June 1, 2006

    Last step in Caspian oil line to Mediterranean

    The first oil to flow through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline linking the Caspian and the Mediterranean seas will be...

  32. June 1, 2006

    Abundant reserves of oil and gas lead to the 'rediscovery' of the long-forgotten Silk Road

    From Mr Milan Sturgis. Sir, "Azerbaijan offers to sell gas to Europe" (May 27) demonstrates the recent shift in the global...

  33. May 5, 2006

    Scramble to grab central Asia's gas

    A proposed gas pipeline from central Asia across the Caspian Sea to Europe will get an important boost when Dick Cheney, US...

  34. May 4, 2006

    Scramble to grab central Asia’s gas

    A proposed gas pipeline from central Asia across the Caspian Sea to Europe Mr Cheney will seek to enrol Mr Nazarbayev’s...

  35. April 29, 2006

    US woos Asian energy allies to thwart Russia

    The Bush administration is seeking to curb Moscow's influence in the Caucasus and central Asia and weaken Gazprom's growing...

  36. April 28, 2006

    US seeks to limit Gazprom hold on Europe

    The Bush administration is seeking to curb Moscow’s influence in the Caucasus and central Asia and weaken Gazprom’s growing...

  37. April 25, 2006

    Geopolitics wins Aliyev first White House visit

    The US will finally give the recognition sought by President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan this week by granting his first...

  38. April 24, 2006

    Geopolitics wins Aliyev first White House visit

    The US will finally give the recognition sought by President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan this week by granting his first...

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