Heydar Mirza
Heydar Mirza
Expert in political risk analysis and security studies with focus on the post-Soviet space, the South Caucasus and the Caspian Sea region, with 15 years served in financial institutions and NGOs; MBA degree from the Robert Gordon University in 2003; previously, in 2010-2019 he worked as a leading research fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan, now Center for Analysis of International Relations in Baku; he is currently Program Director at Azerbaijan Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Agency and hosts his own author program RADIUS dedicated to military analysis and regional security in the South Caucasus
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. 7-8, Sep.-Dec. 2017 2017


My Mauser Is Bigger than Yours

My Mauser Is Bigger than Yours

The arrival of four recently acquired Russian Su-30SM heavy multifunctional jet fighters in Armenia is far from being defined as ‘turning the chessboard on one’s opponent’, but it definitely triggers a new stage in the arms race between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Eight more jets of this kind are expected, bringing the total number to 12. The deal marks Armenia’s ambition to deconstruct Azerbaijan’s long enjoyed air superiority over the frontline and beyond.  More

No. 7-8, Sep.-Dec. 2017 2017


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


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