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Analysis: U.S. has ally in Azerbaijan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The year 2007 will be remembered as the high-water mark of Washington's attempts to develop the Caspian's post-Soviet hydrocarbon riches.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Azerbaijan's Iran problem?

VIENNA, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Window on Eurasia: Could bin Laden put a chador on an Azerbaijani woman now?
PAUL GOBLE, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Azerbaijan looks to stash cash

In a world of record-high energy prices, several former Soviet states flush with cash from hydrocarbon exports, notably Russia and Kazakhstan, have begun to invest their surplus energy revenue abroad, primarily in their energy-poor neighbors. Current estimates allocate Azerbaijan 0.6 percent of global proven oil reserves while Baku's rapidly expanding energy infrastructure in 2006 shipped 50 percent more than in 2005.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Odessa-Gdansk pipeline grows

MOSCOW, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The success of the informal energy summit held by Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine in Vilnius, Lithuania last week will be judged later, when the agreements reached there become reality.
VLADIMIR SAPRYKIN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Caspian meet and energy hopes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- For an energy-starved world, the recently concluded summit in Tehran between the five Caspian littoral states is good news, as it brings the possibility of a final delineation of Caspian offshore waters closer.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: E. Europe offers transit routes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- In the increasingly fractious scramble for the Caspian's burgeoning oil and natural gas energy reserves, resource-poor but strategically vital Eastern Europe is positioning itself to provide both consumer markets and transit routes to Russia for the former Soviet states bordering the world's largest inland sea.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Atlantic Eye: Taking Aliyev at his word

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The delegation moved through security and up the elevators to a grand foyer. From the window, Gen. Constantin Degeratu, the Romanian national security adviser, and Eduard Kukan, who recently left his post after eight years as Slovak foreign minister, peered out to the Caspian Sea. I too was at the window looking at the massive building projects in Baku. I turned to Hassan Abouyoub, the chief adviser to Morocco's King Mohammed VI, and Seffi Bodansky, a senior adviser to the U.S. Congress, as the door opened.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Analysis: Is Azeri oil blessing or curse?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- V2.0 24 August 2007 - 1,183
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: SCO energy ties

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- For the past several days, Western analysts have been fixated on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s massive Peace Mission 2007 anti-terrorist drill.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Azerbaijan, Iran reinforce energy ties

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Energy cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran can contribute to region security, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has said.

Azerbaijan to establish tech park in 2007

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 3 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan will start building a technology park and a university in 2007 with a joint Azerbaijani and Swedish research center, officials said Saturday.

Cisco Systems CEO to visit Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 28 (UPI) -- Network giant Cisco Systems' Chief Executive Officer John Chambers is scheduled to arrive in Azerbaijan Thursday, the country's Trend news agency said.

Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders meet

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 5 (UPI) -- The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Romania to discuss their dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh but details were not available.

Election protests planned in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Opposition parties in Azerbaijan are boycotting their parliamentary seats and calling for new elections, alleging fraud in this month's voting.

Azerbaijan election results disputed

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan's ruling party appears to be the winner of parliamentary elections, with half of the votes counted, an election official said Monday.

Vote results expected Monday in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Election Day was peaceful Sunday in Azerbaijan after a parliamentary campaign marred by beatings and the arrest of opposition leaders.

Azerbaijan becomes a dynasty

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 27 (UPI) -- The ruling party in Azerbaijan has elected President Ilham Aliyev as its leader.

China pushes Azerbaijan entry into WTO

BEIJING, March 19 (UPI) -- China said Saturday a three-day visit by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has led to an agreement to pursue trade and economic cooperation.

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Officials from the Aceh and North Sumatra regional office for Indonesia's state-owned Pertamina has requested that ExxonMobil pay company debts within two weeks
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, Energy Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko believes that the agreement on the reverse of the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline meets Ukraine's interests at the present time,
JOHN C.K. DALY, International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Georgia reached an agreement on Dec. 17 with the Greenoak Group to sell it 100 percent of the government's shares of the Georgian Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd. the Gr
JOHN C.K. DALY, International Correspondent

Azerbaijan accuses Armenian of occupation

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev told the U.N. General Assembly Friday Armenians are illegally settling in his country.

Russia, Iran team up on energy

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24 (UPI) -- Russia is seeking electrical generating cooperation with Iran in the Caucasus, RosBusiness Consulting reported Monday.

Body of former Azerbaijan leader is home

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The body of former Azerbaijan president Heydar Aliyev was flown home to the capital of Baku as a week of mourning officially began Sunday.

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UPI Hears... Azerbaijani press feels squeeze...E.Euro trade picture shifting...India military visits Chinese...NATO in exercises in Turkey
JOHN DALY, International Correspondent
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