Caspian Sea

Geopolitical competition in Caspian region about more than gas and oil

Geopolitical competition in the Caspian Sea region over oil and natural gas fields, pipelines carrying these hydrocarbons across that body of water, and security measures intended to protect both have attracted the bulk of the attention of the littoral states as well as outside powers in recent years. But intensifying competition in the Caspian over other issues also deserves attention. Three of these many other forms of rivalry have assumed new prominence in the past several weeks, The Jamestown Foundation writes

New era of Caspian oil begins

The Memorandum of Understanding between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan on joint exploration, development of hydrocarbon resources of the Dostlug field in the Caspian Sea has begun a new era in the history of the development of hydrocarbon deposits …

Caspian crisis: threats of sinking sea levels

The water levels of the Caspian Sea will be 9 to 18 meters lower than they are now, German and Dutch researchers calculate. In the Nature-journal Communications Earth & Environment they urge the world to act. Technically, this sea is a land-locked lake, but it is the largest on the planet (371.000 km2), and quite salty

China expands its railway presence in Caspian region

It is potentially leading to dramatic long-term economic, political and geopolitical consequences. Beijing is promoting container shipping carrying finished goods, raising the regional countries’ economic dependence on China