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The Security of the Caspian Sea Region : SIPRI Monographs - Gennady Chufrin

The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

SIPRI Monographs

By: Gennady Chufrin (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 2002
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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 attracts widespread international interest. The emergence of new sovereign states in the region has fundamentally transformed its political landscape. The future of the Caspian region is far from certain, however, as it is challenged by a wide variety of political, socio-economic and military threats which include the declining living standards of vast segments of local populations, inter-ethnic and inter-confessional tensions and conflicts, militant separatism, international terrorism, and illegal trade in arms and drugs. The security of the region is also affected by the intensifying strategic competition among major outside powers over establishing their political and economic influence in regional affairs. The book offers a competent analysis of the major political, economic and security developments in the region by a diverse group of highly qualified experts from the Caspian littoral states, the USA and the European Union.

Chapter 1 Introduction Part I The Caspian Security Environment Chapter 2 The New Geopolitical Situation in the Caspian Region Chapter 3 Energy Reserves, Pipeline Routes and the Legal Regime in the Caspian Sea Chapter 4 The Caspian Sea: Threats to its Biological Resources and Environmental Security Chapter 5 Major Trends in Military Expenditure and Arms Acquisitions by the States of the Caspian Region Part II National Perspectives on Security in the Caspian Sea Region Chapter 6 Russia's National Security Interests in the Caspian Region Chapter 7 US Policy towards the Caspian: Can the Wish-list be Realized? Chapter 8 Turkey's Objectives in the Caspian Region Chapter 9 The Evolving Security Role of Iran in the Caspian Region Chapter 10 Azerbaijan's Strategic Choice in the Caspian Region Chapter 11 The Choice of Independent Georgia Chapter 12 Kazakhstan's Security Policy in the Caspian Region Chapter 13 Turkmenistan's Quest for Economic Security Chapter 14 Turkmenistan and Central Asian Regional Security Part III The Changing Conflict Dynamics in the Caspian Sea Region Chapter 15 The Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh: Its Impact on Security in the Caspian Region Chapter 16 The Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict Chapter 17 The Glitter and Poverty of Chechen Islam Chapter 18 Radical Islam as a Threat to the Security of the Central Asian States: a View from Uzbekistan Part IV Competition and Co-operation in the Caspian Sea Region Chapter 19 Caspian Sea Region: Towards an Unstable Future Appendix: Chronology of Defence and Security-related Declarations and Agreements Involving the countries of the Caspian Region, 1991-2001

ISBN: 9780199250202
ISBN-10: 0199250200
Series: SIPRI Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.3  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.72