Jeffrey Dunn, Research Coordinator Since the outbreak of Russia’s full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine, western governments and companies have taken steps to isolate Russia …
Beyond Oil: Azerbaijan and China Trade Relations
In the first article of this series, we examined China’s growing political and economic influence in Azerbaijan. In this article, we look through an economic …
The Politics of Emissions Reporting: Russia Seeks International Legitimization of Its Claims to Sovereign Ukrainian Territory
The reporting of greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations is a seemingly innocuous, bureaucratic task undertaken annually by all developed nations. However, Russia has utilized emissions reporting as a tool in seeking to legitimize its claims over illegally annexed Ukrainian territory. In today’s blog, we will expand on our discussion of the dispute between Russia and Ukraine over emissions reporting, and discuss how the United Nations’ handling of the situation has tacitly lent legitimacy to Russian territorial aggression in Ukraine.
Contributions to the Climate Crisis: The Unexpected Cost of Russia’s War in Ukraine
In addition to grave human costs, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created alarming environmental consequences, with impacts that extend far beyond the Ukrainian border and will last for generations to come. In today’s blog, we examine the environmental impacts of the war, although the scale of the damage is hard to fully track due to serious shortcomings in global emissions reporting mechanisms.
Azerbaijan was rewarded without playing the game. Why name Azerbaijan a “reliable partner”?
In July 2022 the European Union named Azerbaijan a “reliable partner” and increased gas imports from the state. Some civil society members have criticized that decision and consider it unethical to reward Azerbaijan with a new contract.
Beyond Oil: Examining China’s Influence in Azerbaijan
As Russia’s influence weakens in the South Caucasus, China is becoming an increasingly important player in the region. China’s growing need for hydrocarbon and other …
Science and Advocacy—a Solid Partnership
Kate Watters, Crude Accountability From Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Science 1a: knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as …
Interview with a Scientist: How Satellite Imagery Can Increase Accountability and Mitigate Climate Change
Earlier this year, Crude Accountability collaborated with a team of researchers for our report, Flames of Toxicity, which focused on the impacts of the Sangachal …
Land of Fire in a World on Fire: Contextualizing Azerbaijan’s Oil and Gas Industry
Azerbaijan, home to some of the world’s largest gas condensate fields and a hub for international energy routes,
Belt and Road: Taking advantage of Central Asian resources?
One of the most controversial examples of bilateral cooperation between our region and its neighbors over the past decade is the Belt and Road Initiative, …