Caspian Sea

August 13, 2019

Russia, Iran, Others Debate How to Split Caspian Oil Riches

By Alexander Vershinin
The convention signed last year still has not been ratified by Russia or Iran.

December 05, 2018

What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?

By Stanislav Pritchin
Successful realization of the opportunities opened by the deal will depend on political will among the Caspian littoral states.
August 13, 2018

Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface

By Catherine Putz
The landmark agreement settles some Caspian Sea issues, but leaves others open for further discussion.

July 10, 2018

Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor

By Fabio Indeo
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets got a boost recently.

November 24, 2017

Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan

By Samuel Ramani
Beyond economic relations, Moscow and Ashgabat are increasingly seeking security cooperation.

June 02, 2017

No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019

By Casey Michel
Turkmenistan’s no closer to seeing its gas reach the European markets it once envisioned.
February 16, 2017

Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan

By Nicholas Trickett
Pipelines and politics, both foreign and domestic.

November 01, 2016

Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?

By Catherine Putz
OPEC promises a plan November 30, but in the meantime members and non-members dither on cuts and freezes.

February 11, 2016

Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters

By Catherine Putz
The route avoids Russia, plays into the opening of Iran and pleases China.

February 02, 2016

Turkmenistan’s Endless Energy Optimism

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan still says it can deliver gas to Europe in the next few years and experts still seem to disagree.

November 27, 2015

The Caspian States in Russia's Military Bind

By Evan Gottesman
Moscow's broader international military engagements might worry its Caspian neighbors.
October 14, 2015

Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics

By Evan Gottesman
Moscow’s cruise missile launches demonstrated strength--and weakness--in the Caspian corridor.

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