Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-11-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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Examining the interplay between Caspian security and energy development, this comprehensive book offers important new findings about the relationship between competition for energy resources; political and economic development in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan; and the propensity for conflict in the Caspian region. The contributors, a leading group of scholars and policymakers, also explore the ways in which Russia, China, Iran, and Turkey are fighting to protect their energy interests in the newly independent states and how this rivalry influences regional security and U.S. policy.

Author Biography

Robert Ebel is director of the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dru C. Gladney is professor of Asian studies and anthropology at the University of Hawaii (on leave) and a special researcher on Central Asia and China at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. David I. Hoffman is senior associate at Cambridge Energy Research Associates and a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of California-Berkeley Shireen T. Hunter is the director of Islamic Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Terry Lynn Karl is associate professor of political science and director of the Latin American Studies Center at Stanford University. Geoffrey Kemp is director of Regional Strategic Programs at The Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom. Nancy Lubin is president of JNA Associates, Inc. Pauline Jones Luong is assistant professor of political science at Yale University. Michael Mandelbaum is Christian A. Herter Professor and director of American Foreign Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University Rajan Menon is Monroe J. Rathbone Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University Martha Brill Olcott is professor of political science at Colgate University, Peter Rutland is associate professor of government at Wesleyan University Sabri Sayari is executive director of the Institute of Turkish Studies and professor of international relations at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Map of Commonwealth of Independent States
Map of Existing and Potential Oil and Gas Export Routes from the Caspian Basin
Introduction: Energy, Conflict, and Development in the Caspian Sea Region
Robert Ebel
Rajan Menon
The Caspian Region in the Twenty-first Century
Michael Mandelbaum
Crude Calculations: OPEC Lessons for the Caspian Region
Terry Lynn Karl
Azerbaijan: The Politicization of Oil
David I. Hoffman
Kazakhstan: The Long-Term Costs of Short-Term Gains
Pauline Jones Luong
Turkmenistan's Energy: A Source of Wealth or Instability?
Nancy Lubin
Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
Martha Brill Olcott
U.S.-Iranian Relations: Competition or Cooperation in the Caspian Sea Basin
Geoffrey Kemp
Paradigms for Russian Policy in the Caspian Region
Peter Rutland
The Afghan Civil War: Implications for Central Asian Stability
Shireen T. Hunter
China's Interest in Central Asia: Energy and Ethnic Security
Dru C. Gladney
Turkey's Caspian Interests: Economic and Security Opportunities
Sabri Sayari
Index 247(16)
About the Contributors 263(4)
About NBR 267

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