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Iran's Energy Interests in the Caspian: The Window of Lost Opportunities

Albert Zulkharneev

The author gives a comprehensive view of the various aspects of Iranian energy policy, including the exploration of the oil fields in the Caspian and the problem of dividing the bottom of the Caspian Sea, transit gas pipelines, and export of electricity. The article assumes that Iran is doomed to be involved in greater international cooperation, even though Central Asia is not the priority region for Tehran.

Iran's Energy Interests in the Caspian: The Window of Lost Opportunities


SECURITY INDEX №3-4 (88-89), 2009