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No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
June 02, 2017
No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
Turkmenistan’s no closer to seeing its gas reach the European markets it once envisioned.
No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
February 16, 2017
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
Pipelines and politics, both foreign and domestic.
Watch the Throne: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Meets Succession Politics in Kazakhstan
Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?
November 01, 2016
Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?
OPEC promises a plan November 30, but in the meantime members and non-members dither on cuts and freezes.
Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
February 11, 2016
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
The route avoids Russia, plays into the opening of Iran and pleases China.
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
Turkmenistan’s Endless Energy Optimism
February 02, 2016
Turkmenistan’s Endless Energy Optimism
Turkmenistan still says it can deliver gas to Europe in the next few years and experts still seem to disagree.
Turkmenistan’s Endless Energy Optimism
The Caspian States in Russia's Military Bind
November 27, 2015
The Caspian States in Russia's Military Bind
Moscow's broader international military engagements might worry its Caspian neighbors.
The Caspian States in Russia's Military Bind
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
October 14, 2015
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
Moscow’s cruise missile launches demonstrated strength--and weakness--in the Caspian corridor.
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
The Heavy-Handed Russian Move Nobody’s Talking About
August 06, 2015
The Heavy-Handed Russian Move Nobody’s Talking About
Across the Caspian, in the Caucasus, Russia's energy and geopolitical objectives collide.
The Heavy-Handed Russian Move Nobody’s Talking About
Japan’s Strategy for Central Asia
July 30, 2015
Japan’s Strategy for Central Asia
With a surprisingly proactive policy, Japan is a significant player in the region.
Japan’s Strategy for Central Asia
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
July 06, 2015
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Infrastructure and transit projects offer new opportunity for the region.
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
June 22, 2015
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
The consortium of companies says the giant field will be at full capacity by the end of 2017.
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
Caspian Agreement: Rare Good News for Central Asia Relations
May 31, 2015
Caspian Agreement: Rare Good News for Central Asia Relations
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan agree on a maritime border, and raise the chances of a Trans-Caspian Pipeline.
Caspian Agreement: Rare Good News for Central Asia Relations
Yes, Kazakhstan Has a Navy
April 14, 2015
Yes, Kazakhstan Has a Navy
The landlocked Central Asian country’s navy is celebrating its birthday this week.
Yes, Kazakhstan Has a Navy
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
October 02, 2014
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
Despite some signs of progress, the littoral states remain apart on key issues.
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
October 01, 2014
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
A summit earlier this week achieves consensus on the inadmissibility of a foreign military presence in the sea.
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
July 03, 2014
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
The region’s major powers are in a tussle to control its rich energy sources.
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
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