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Country Forecast Azerbaijan Updater

  • ID: 2101366
  • August 2015
  • Region: Azerbaijan
  • 16 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

The president, Ilham Aliyev, will face a more challenging third term, as slower economic growth will increase the pressure for economic reform and raise the risk of social unrest. Strong vested interests are likely to resist efforts to increase competition and break up monopolies.

Tensions with Armenia will remain high, owing to the long-running dispute over Nagorny Karabakh. Despite intermittent talks between the foreign ministers and presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, it is highly unlikely that a resolution will be reached in the forecast period.

Relations with Turkey will remain strong. Azerbaijan will aim to maintain cordial relations with Russia, which will continue to play a pivotal role in regional security. Despite criticism of Azerbaijan's human rights record, the EU and US are unlikely to implement sanctions against the country.

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Country Forecast Azerbaijan Updater

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