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The Caspian Sea Region: Local Dynamics, Global Reverberations

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The Caspian Sea region is one of the most dynamic focal points in Eurasia, and not only because of its strategic oil and gas resources. There are two major issues that contribute to its dynamism: the local engagement of regional and extra-regional actors alike and the interlacing of economic and political motivations driving regional policies. Both these aspects must be considered if one seeks to determine whether the Caspian Sea area will evolve into a cohesive region or fray under the influence of a broader array of external forces. [...]

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Visiting Professor, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
University of Tartu, Estonia