Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Decision makers of resource-rich countries often do not have the incentive to concentrate on institutional development and sustainable redistribution of energy revenues. Outlining how Norway has developed immunity from resource course, the author explores the parameters of effective resource management for Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has substantial energy wealth while poverty is still very high. There are signs of a brewing problem. The author also raises the question of whether standard prescriptions, when applied to specific countries with resources, can indeed convert resource wealth into a blessing.

 

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Rana Izci
Rana Izci
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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