Cavid Veliyev

Cavid Veliyev is a senior research fellow in the Foreign Policy Analysis Department at the Baku-based Center for Strategic Studies (SAM) under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where he has worked since 2009. In 2005–2007, he was a researcher at the Middle East Department and then, in 2007–2009, he served as the head of the South Caucasus Department at the National Security Strategic Research Center (TUSAM). He has authored many academic and editorial articles. He has co-edited the books South Caucasus: Energy, Geopolitics Rivalry and Territorial Integrity (Ankara, 2011) and Turkey-Azerbaijan Relations (Ankara, 2012). He received his PhD in International Relations from Ankara University in 2013.

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    Articles by Cavid Veliyev

    Armenian-Turkish Earthquake Diplomacy

    On February 6, a 7.7-magnitude (Mw) earthquake hit Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia Region with its epicenter at Pazarcık, Kahramanmaras. Less than 12 hours later, a second 7.6-Mw earthquake, centered on Elbistan,

    COVID-19 Increases Importance of Middle Corridor

    Following the large coronavirus outbreak in Iran, neighboring countries quickly closed their borders with the Islamic Republic. More than a thousand Turkish trucks carrying goods to Central Asia found themselves

    Azerbaijan’s Approach to the Crimean Crisis

    The Ukrainian crisis and Russia’s annexation of Crimea have focused the attention of all the post-Soviet states. But especially concerned have been all the countries in the region that have

    Implications of Ilham Aliyev’s Visit to Turkey

    Following his re-election on October 9, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s first official foreign visit was to Turkey. During the November 12–13 visit, Aliyev met with Turkish President Abdulla Gul, Prime