July 3, 2014

Central Asia's Energy Rush

Michal Romanowski, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Central Asia is rapidly emerging as the key playing field in the contest to access energy resources and the leverage they offer. The new Great Game is played out once again in the region, only this time it is not over political or territorial influence, but over the vast raw material deposits that are in the possession of the former Soviet Union republics, especially those situated by the Caspian Sea.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Caspian Sea, Natural Gas, Oil, Central Asia, Energy

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

June 20, 2014
For Gas, China Muscles onto Russia's Turf
Reid Standish, FP
To see the future of Central Asia, just follow the pipelines to China.   China has turned to Central Asia to satisfy its growing appetite for energy for 15 years now. According to a new report by energy giant British Petroleum,... more ››
June 30, 2014
Guess Which Country Will Benefit from Israeli Gas
Steve LeVine, Quartz
British natural gas company BG has signed a preliminarily deal to export $30 billion in Israeli natural gas to Egypt. The agreement deepens Israel’s business ties with its neighbors while confounding attempts to use the gas to... more ››
June 20, 2014
Europe's Energy Problem
Desmond Lachman, The American
Fast-moving events in Ukraine and the Middle East highlight the need for Europe to improve its energy policy. In particular, they underscore Europe’s excessive dependence on Russian energy supply, which poses a major risk to... more ››
June 27, 2014
Tajikistan's Forgotten War
Joshua Kucera, New York Times
With Mr. Sodiqov’s arrest, the Tajikistan government is once again blaming outside forces for destabilizing the Pamirs, all the while intimidating independent researchers from seeing for themselves what actually is happening... more ››
June 25, 2014
In Iraq, It's About the Oil, Stupid
Michael Schwartz, TomDispatch
Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil. Instead, the media is flooded with debate about, horror over, and extensive... more ››