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Russia's Energy Policy in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region

Javanshir Akhundov, Pavel Baev, Gennady Evstafiev, Tatiana Mitrova, Azer Mursaliev, Andrey Mukhin, Nikita Perfilyev, Oleg Pilipets, Andrey Sinev

The expanding realm of issues tackled by the PIR Center, both in this journal and in its other activities, has led to more and more attention to the problem of energy security and Russia's role in the post-Soviet space. These materials from a round table organized by the PIR Center with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Moscow contain the experts' opinions on the aims of Russia's energy policy, and identify the main areas where interests clash as well as where cooperation is possible in the region's oil and gas sector.

Russia's Energy Policy in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region


SECURITY INDEX №1 (83), 2008