Rauf Mammadov

Rauf Mammadov is a scholar on energy policy. He focuses on issues of energy security, global energy industry trends, as well as energy relations between the Middle East, Central Asia and South Caucasus. He has a particular emphasis on the post-Soviet countries of Eurasia.  He has a particular emphasis on the post-Soviet countries of Eurasia. Prior to joining MEI, Mammadov held top administrative positions for the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) from 2006 to 2016.  In 2012, he founded and managed the United States Representative Office of SOCAR in Washington D.C. Mr. Mammadov holds a master degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

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    Can the Southern Gas Corridor Save Europe?

    On February 22, a day after the Kremlin announced it was recognizing eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” as “independent,” Berlin declared it would indefinitely halt the certification

    Azerbaijan’s Gas Reaches Europe

    On December 31, 2020, the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) delivered its first volumes of natural gas from the Shah Deniz field off the Caspian coast of Azerbaijan to Greece and Bulgaria.

    Russia in the Middle East: Energy Forever?

    Summary The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is an obvious target region for Russian energy diplomacy. Unlike Western European states, Russia has never had an imperial presence in the