The Political and Security Dimensions of Energy Development in the Caspian Sea Zone
This issue analyzes the complex interplay between political and security issues and the development of the Central Asia's resources. It details the numerous areas of tension in the volatile Caucasus region and addresses their impact on the energy sector. A recurring theme throughout the essay is the role of Russia, which remains the predominant regional power. The author concludes that while the United States should not maintain a Moscow-centered policy, policymakers must also recognize that Russia will continue to be a critical player in regional energy developments.
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