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    1. August 13, 2015

      Azerbaijan jails human rights couple Leyla and Arif Yunus

      An Azerbaijani court on Thursday handed lengthy jail sentences to two of the country’s most prominent human rights...

    2. March 12, 2015

      Delicate balancing act for Azerbaijan amid regional and global powers

      One side of every Azerbaijani banknote bears a national map, in the bottom left corner of which is another map that...

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    1. Azerbaijan

      Azerbaijan stands at a crossroads of civilisations and markets, old and new, and deriv...
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    1. March 12, 2015

      Azerbaijan: Threat of ripple effect in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

      The “frozen conflict” between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is heating up, erupting in...

    2. March 12, 2015

      Azerbaijan’s economic promise is tied to Silk Road

      Azerbaijan’s trade statistics tell a pretty clear story about the oil-rich country’s recent economic history. Since the...

    3. March 12, 2015

      Reform offers the best hope for Azerbaijan’s national stability

      Waterfront skyscrapers and blustery winds from the Caspian Sea make Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, look and feel a little...

    4. February 22, 2015

      Azerbaijan devalues currency by one-third amid oil price tumble

      Azerbaijan devalued its currency by a third over the weekend in a surprise move that laid bare the damage the oil price...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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....

    19. 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...

    20. January 24, 2009

      Andy does Davos

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

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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