Heydar Mirza
Heydar Mirza
Expert in security studies in the post-Soviet area and the South Caucasus; 2010-2014 leading research fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan; currently a Ph.D. researcher at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and independent consultant on political risk and regional security issues
Iran in the South Caucasus – A Keystone to Nagorno-Karabakh?

Iran in the South Caucasus – A Keystone to Nagorno-Karabakh?

The Republic of Azerbaijan occupies a key geostrategic position in the region of the South Caucasus. Lying at the geographical crossroads, this country is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea and controls large reserves of hydrocarbon energy resources in the basin. This geographic location and geoeconomic importance of the area not only creates opportunities, but also generates threats, or at least challenges. More

No. 3, Jan.-Feb. 2017 2017


The Ebb of German-Turkish Relations

The Ebb of German-Turkish Relations

The political crisis in the relations between Germany and Turkey deepens as the tensions grow and bellicose statements and mutual accusations envelop more dimensions of the bilateral agenda. Millions of Turks are living and working in Germany, Germans, in their turn, traditionally make up to around fifteen percent of the country’s tourism arrivals. The bilateral trade volume is around 37 billion U.S. dollars p.a.. Relations between Germany and Turkey have always been subject to serious and long-term synergies. Both sides have much to lose, but this, however, is not a dampener on hostile rhetoric. More

No. 3, Jan.-Feb. 2017 2017


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OEconomica No. 1, 2016