Gennady Chufrin's The Security of the Caspian Sea Region (A Sipri Publication) PDF
By Gennady Chufrin
This booklet is the results of a two-year SIPRI learn undertaking. The authors come from 12 international locations, together with all of the Caspian littoral states, and feature a distinct wisdom of neighborhood affairs. They current authoritative uncomplicated info at the real strength assets within the Caspian Sea quarter, on current and proposed strength pipelines, at the unfold of radical Islam, and on palms acquisitions and armed forces spending through nearby governments. They then examine the nationwide political and defense pursuits within the area of the littoral and the most extra-regional nations and of the position of power assets within the safety state of affairs within the Caspian area. ultimately, they study the altering clash dynamics within the zone and the clients for foreign interplay there within the twenty first century.
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Asian Survey, vol. 40, no. /Apr. , 1999); and Guangcheng Xin (note 31). 22 THE S EC UR ITY OF THE C AS P IAN S EA R EGION IV. 33 Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan regarded the energy factor as the key to independence and wealth, and their governments started to look for investors to exploit the energy deposits and for alternatives to the Russian outlets for the export of oil and gas to foreign markets. Russia maintained its monopoly of the pipelines transporting oil and gas to the outside world up to the end of the 1990s, but the new deposits of oil and gas in the Caspian Basin increased the demand for larger transport capacity.
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32 THE S EC UR ITY OF THE C AS P IAN S EA R EGION nourishment to a zero-sum understanding of the situation and the present ideas of a Great Game. However, the conclusion of this chapter is rather that there is such a variety of actors and interests on all sides involved in the Caspian region that no clear-cut picture of any strategic game can be seen. What on the surface seems to be a zero-sum game is much more complicated. As pointed out above, neither Russia nor other states engaging in the region act as monolithic actors.
The Security of the Caspian Sea Region (A Sipri Publication) by Gennady Chufrin