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U.S. economic and strategic interests in the Caspian Sea Region

policies and implications : hearing before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, October 23, 1997.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Caspian Sea Region,
  • United States,
  • Caspian Sea Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Petroleum reserves -- Caspian Sea Region.,
    • Caspian Sea Region -- Strategic aspects.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Caspian Sea Region.,
    • Caspian Sea Region -- Foreign relations -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 105-361
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .F649 1997a
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 43 p. :
      Number of Pages43
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL447289M
      ISBN 100160562112
      LC Control Number98160801
      OCLC/WorldCa38887934

      Caspian Sea Discourse-Commissioned by the Council on Foreign Relations in to formulate a set of recommendations for U.S. policy on the Caspian region. Caspian Sea Library -The Library provides background papers, maps, charts and statistics on export options for Caspian oil. With time the Caspian region seems certain to turn into more of a strategic burden to the US than it is a strategic asset. The area is a fascinating one, with layers of different civilizations piled on top of one another, set against a background of beautiful and exotic scenery that seemingly conceal the promise of .

        With all the riches of the countries around the Caspian Sea, why are investors shy about the region? Jim Boulden reports. For more CNN videos, visit our site. Book Details. Pages; Brookings Inst. Press/Chatham House, April 1, Paperback ISBN: Ebook ISBN: About the Editors.

      The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland body of water, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It is an endorheic basin (a basin without outflows) located between Europe and Asia, to the east of the Caucasus Mountains and to the west of the broad steppe of Central nates: 41°40′N 50°40′E / . the Caspian Sea region. Sherman’s March to the (Caspian) Sea. Incredibly, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) has chosen such a moment to introduce an amendment to H.R. (the FY98 foreign aid authorization bill) that would, if adopted, further estrange Azerbaijan and jeopardize U.S. interest in the Caspian Basin. The Sherman amendment would.


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U.S. economic and strategic interests in the Caspian Sea Region by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Today, U.S. interests in the Caspian region derive primarily from its security commitment to Europe’s members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the war against transnational.

U.S. economic and strategic interests in the Caspian Sea Region: policies and implications: hearing before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, Octo The opening of the Caspian Sea basin to Western investment following the breakup of the Soviet Union produced a major contest for access to the region's vast energy reserves on the part of powers as close as Russia, Turkey, and Iran, and as far away as Japan and the United by: Located in the region of the Southern Caucasus, Azerbaijan has borders with the Caspian Sea to the east, Georgia and Russia to the north, Iran to the South, and Armenia to the southwest and west.

The U.S. position on the legal regime of the Caspian appears underdeveloped, yet fragile political, economic, and environmental situations offer an opportunity to use diplomatic and economic elements of national power to add stability to the region. Over the past decade the Caspian Sea region has risen from relative obscurity to considerable prominence in global affairs.

Located at the crossroads of traditional trade routes between Europe and Asia and possessing vast natural resources, oil and natural gas among them, it attractswidespread international interest.

The Caspian Sea region is one of the oldest oil-producing areas in the world and is an increasingly important source of global energy production.

The area has significant oil and natural gas reserves from both offshore deposits in the Caspian Sea itself and onshore fields in the Caspian basin.

Traditionally an oil-producing area, the Caspian. The Russian factor in the Caspian region. The great powers, whether Britain and Russia during the 19th century or Russia and the USA today, have often perceived the Caucasus and Central Asia as a single strategic entity.2 The question can, however, be asked in what sense a single and separate Caspian region exists.

The Caspian Sea is bordered by five states and remains a source of tension in Caucasus region. More than 15 rounds of negotiations have failed to reach an agreement by all parties. Azerbaijan, Ahurastan, and Iran all independently claim the Araz-Alov-Sharg oil field in the Caspian Sea.

In fact, for the worlds major and other powers who are the stake holders in the Caspian Sea Region, economics mostly coincide with their strategic, political and security interests. The major world powers energy competition in the Caspian region termed as the new great game has a geo strategic objective of integrating the region into Russian or Western acumen.

2 THE SECURITY OF THE CASPIAN SEA REGION. the region into a major sustainable source of economic prosperity.

However, whichever estimates are correct, it is widely accepted that the Caspian region’s recoverable oil and natural gas reserves are exceeded in size only by those of the Middle East and western Siberia.

The Caspian Sea is an important, if often overlooked, region in regard to many of the challenges the U.S. faces around the world, such as a resurgent Russia, an emboldened Iran, wavering allies, growing China, and the rise of Islamic extremism.

The opening of the Caspian Sea basin to Western investment following the breakup of the Soviet Union produced a major contest for access to the region's vast energy reserves on the part of powers as close as Russia, Turkey, and Iran, and as far away as Japan and the United States.

Indeed, the struggle to exploit Caspian oil has been one of the most monumental geopolitical developments of the. Oil and Geopolitics in the Caspian Sea Region. one team 17 with significant support from the U.S. [Kalicki states have pursued their own economic and political interests, resulting in a.

The Caspian Sea region with its abundant energy resources has enormous strategic importance for the United States. Ambassador Richard Hoagland, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan (), U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan (), U.S. Deputy Ambassador to Pakistan ( ), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (), will join us for a.

The Caspian Sea region will play an important role in the field of energy security for decades, Mr. Morningstar said. The official added that the region was a strategically important source of energy resources for the whole world.

The Caspian Sea, Morningstar said, would supply the world’s need in fuel for a very long : Dmitry Sudakov. Strategic Rivalry in the Caspian Sea Abstract Sine the early s, the Caspian Sea region has been seen as a potential major oiland gas producer.

Following the 9/11, terrorist attacks in the United States and the war in Iraq, energy consumers have shown more interest in the Caspian region andCentral Asia to supplement energy supplies. What an incredible geopolitical region.

Today the Caspian sea and the entire region are front-page news, especially with the Syrian war, changing socio-economic dynamics, and terrorists uprisings. But its status and future are up for grabs. It's truly mindboggling to study these maps and realize the area's strategic economic and political.

The Russian government has recently announced several ambitious projects in the Caspian, designed to improve Russia’s strategic and economic presence in the region. BACKGROUND: According to Russian officials, the Russian Federation is not fully utilizing the economic potential of its Caspian regions, given the importance of the Caspian Sea in Eurasian trade flows.

Central Asia/Caspian Sea Basin Region. The NCAFP Central Asia/Caspian Sea Basin Region Project was initiated in to focus on U.S. national interests in the five former Soviet republics of. Caspian Oil: Myth and Reality "The Caspian Sea region has more political than oil value; however, in the imagination of the world it has become the great mecca of hydrocarbons".

[2] The Caspian Sea region consists of five littoral states Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan, as well as Uzbekistan, Georgia and Armenia. The Caspian Sea territory, resides on the southern side of Russia, and is part of Azerbaijan and Kzakhstan, rich with hydrocarbons used in the production of crude oil and is an “eyed territory” for the United States, China, Russia and many other countries that could utilize the crude oil to gas production for economic and energy growth.1/5(1).GEOPOLITICAL INTERESTS IN THE BLACK SEA / CASPIAN REGION Re-reading Zbigniew Brzezinski‘s book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives, you could easily realize that the space between The Black Sea and Caspian Sea has completely changed in the last 20 : Gheorghita Vlad.