As a transport specialist – and an avid motorist – I travel across Azerbaijan on a regular basis, both for business and pleasure. As such, I can attest that the country’s road infrastructure,…

Nijat Valiyev |

It’s a cold spring day in Baku, and several students from Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) are huddled around a laptop trying to project an image onto their classroom wall.  …

Igor Kheyfets, Naveed Hassan Naqvi |

Холодным весенним днем в Баку несколько студентов из Азербайджанского государственного университета нефти и промышленности (АГУНП) столпились вокруг ноутбука, пытаясь спроецировать изображение на…

Igor Kheyfets, Naveed Hassan Naqvi |

I was back in Baku recently, after a 9 year gap, and guess what I recognized first? Yes, those famous pounding winds – immortalized in the city’s ancient Persian name of Bādkube – or “city of…

Tako Kobakhidze |

After seventeen months in the South Caucasus, I have learnt a lot from colleagues in the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia about this day, March 8th. It is considered one of the most…

Mercy Tembon |

По высоте он не уступает самым роскошным зданиям Баку, вот только живут здесь только вороны и чайки. Добро пожаловать на центральный Балаханский мусорный полигон - крупнейшую свалку отходов «…

Meriem Gray |

It's as tall as some of Baku’s fanciest buildings, but the only residents here are crows and seagulls. Welcome to the Central Balakhani Sanitary Landfill, the largest rubbish dump in the…

Meriem Gray |

Я была весьма заинтригована выводами последнего Обзора экономики Европы и Центральной Азии, с особым акцентом на «Поляризацию и популизм». Как руководитель программы по региону Южного Кавказа,…

Genevieve Boyreau |

I was quite intrigued by the findings of the latest Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, with its special focus on "Polarization and Populism". As Program Leader for the South…

Genevieve Boyreau |

Fossil fuel subsidies are bad economic policy, bad social policy and bad for the environment. Yet, many countries have some type of fossil fuel subsidy. In 2013, those subsidies added up to nearly…

Marianne Fay |