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The Caspian Region at a Crossroad; Challenges of a New Frontier of Energy and Development

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  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2000-06-10
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The emergence of the Caspian region as a new frontier of energy and development in the 1990s was one of the most surprising events to follow the collapse of the former Soviet Union. However, because of the "oil rush," interstate rivalry, and the hasty approaches to studying the area's potential and needs, a very lopsided understanding of the region has emerged. The Caspian Region at a Crossroad attempts to correct this deficiency with essays by recognized experts in the region.

Author Biography

Hooshang Amirahmadi is a professor at Rutgers. His books include Small Islands, Big Politics.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements vii
Introduction 1(1)
Challenges of the Caspian Region
Hooshang Amirahmadi
Part I: Peoples and Resources
The Lands and Peoples of the Caspian Region
John Schoeberlein
Alisher Ilkhamov
Survey of Caspian's Oil and Gas Resources
Ottar Skagen
Survey of Iran's Economic Interests in the Caspian
Bijan Khajehpour-Khouei
Part II: Development and Environment
Development of Caspian Oil in Historical Perspective
Firouzeh Mostashari
Oil and Gas: Fuel for Caspian's Economic Development
Jean-Francois Seznec
The Caspian's Environmental Woes
Siamak Namazi
Organizational Response to Caspian's Environmental Needs
Hormoz Goodarzy
Part III: Pipelines and Outlets
By Way of Iran: Caspian's Oil and Gas Outlet
Narsi Ghorban
Transportation of Caspian Oil Through Russia
Felix N. Kovalev
Pipeline Politics in the Caspian Region
Hooshang Amirahmadi
Part IV: Security and Geo-Politics
The Geo-Politics of the Caspian Region
Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh
America's Drive to the Caspian
Bradford R. McGuinn
Mohiaddin Mesbahi
The Military Balance in the Caspian Region
Ali Massoud Ansari
Part V: Legal Perspectives
Evolution of Iranian Sovereignty in the Caspian Sea
Guive Mirfendereski
Legal Status of the Caspian Sea
Scott Horton
Natik Mamedov
Iran's View on the Legal Regime of the Caspian Sea
Mohammed Ali Movahed
Notes on Contributors 287(8)
Index 295

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