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The Caspian : politics, energy and security

Author: Shirin Akiner
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Series: Central Asia research forum series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Caspian reshapes a Caspian debate long defined by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a whole range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book rewrites the region's recent history from the perspective of the players themselves, ferreting out the nuances that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirin Akiner
ISBN: 0700705015 9780700705016
OCLC Number: 53938017
Notes: Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
Description: xix, 405 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Background --
Caspian intersections : contextual introduction / Shirin Akiner --
Legal issues : legal history of the Caspian Sea / Ali Granmayeh --
Negotiations on the legal status of the Caspian Sea : 1992-1996 : view from Kazakhstan / Vyacheslav Gizzatov --
Geopolitics and pipelines : geopolitics of hydrocarbons in Central and Western Asia / Anoushiravan Ehteshami --
Pipeline politics / John Roberts --
Caspian energy development / Terence Adams --
Socio-economic issues : natural resources, governance and transition in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan / Richard Auty --
The role of oil in the development of Azerbaijan / Willy Olsen --
Production sharing agreements and national oil funds / Marika Karayianni --
Regional perspectives : Azerbaijan : policy priorities towards the Caspian Sea / Nasib Nassibli --
Turkmenistan's Caspian resources and its international political economy / Germana Canzi --
Kazakhstan : oil, politics and the new 'great game' / Majid Jafar --
Jockeying for power in the Caspian basin : Turkey versus Iran and Russia / Suha Bolukbasi --
Division of the Caspian Sea : Iranian policies and concerns / Siamak Namazi and Farshid Farzin --
Russia's policy in the Caspian Sea Region : reconciling economic and security agendas / Oksana Antonenko --
US involvement in the business and politics of the Caspian Sea region / Carter Page --
Japan's Eurasian diplomacy : power politics, resource diplomacy, or romanticism? / Reinhard Drifte --
Security issues : militarisation of the Caspian Sea / Mevlut Katik --
Chechnya : post-referendum prospects for normalisation / Charles Blandy --
Whither South Caucasus : to prosperity or to conflict? / Urs Gerber --
Environmental security in the Caspian Sea / Shrin Akiner --
Emerging Caspian challenges : ten years on : achievements, new concerns, future prospects / Shrin Akiner.
Series Title: Central Asia research forum series.
Responsibility: edited by Shirin Akiner.
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