REPORTAGE: about renewable energy in Azerbaijan, Negotiations on the Shtokman gas in South-Caucasus, the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Political Battles in Georgia

Political Battles in Georgia: Will anyone emerge as a winner?
In September 2007, the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) praised Georgia for its “stunning progress” in its reforms since the Rose Revolution, citing the country as an example for the whole region and beyond. Last week, the NGO Transparency International announced that Georgia had moved out from the group of countries considered to have a “rampant corruption” problem, scoring an honorable 3.4 points out …

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Perspective of a Year-Long Deadlock
The recent efforts of mediators and the parties involved in the Karabakh conflict have failed to result in any progress in the settlement of one of the oldest ethnic conflicts of the former Soviet Union. The political situation in Armenia and Azerbai…

Negotiations on the Shtokman gas reserves
By Juliette LE DORE, PhD student at the ULB and specialist in EU-Russia relations
Has the suspenseful saga surrounding the future of the Russian gas reserves of Shtokman, some of the richest in the world, finally come to a conclusion? Last July 12, after a teleconference between the Russian and French presidents, an agreement was …

Azerbaijan discovers the use of renewable energy
The first initiatives aiming to provide alternative energies to the gas and oil-producing region between the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea are still in the beginning stages. These ambitious projects could, however, see the light of day soon with the s…

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