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Turkmenistan’s Asian Pivot: Implications for the European Energy Dynamic

Background In the past month, the international spotlight has been on the 400 billion USD gas deal reached between Russia and China. In the context of broader geo-political and economic developments, though, this focus has neglected to properly account for the ambitious announcement made by the Turkmen...

Perspectives of Trans-Caspian Project: Business View

The project of a Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan via the Caspian Sea is on the table again after the strategic decision to open the Southern Gas Corridor linking Shah Deniz 2 with the European Union via the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline...

Trans-Afghan Energy Corridor as a Peace-Building Mechanism

Although no major war has been exclusively related to the control of oil and gas, disputes over energy and transportation routes have consistently played a significant role in many regional conflicts. The control of natural resources is also a very frequent component of domestic conflicts, especially...

Southern Corridor: TANAP as the Foundation

Speaking about the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) gas pipeline project and Azerbaijan's energy policy in that context at the Frankfurt Gas Forum, Vladimir Socor, Senior Fellow, Eurasia Program, The Jamestown Foundation, described the tensions that often arose between commercial and strategic policy...

Geopolitics Happens

A former Ambassador in Lithuania, today Keith Smith is Senior Advisor at the Center for European Policy and acts as a consultant for the private sector and NGOs. A diplomat for 38 years, notably in two energy producing countries, Venezuela and Norway, he told Natural Gas Europe how he cultivated his...

AGRI Wonderful But Not Without Turkmenistan

At the recent Black Sea Offshore conference in Bucharest, Sergey Korsunsky, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey, stated: “When I heard for the first time about the AGRI (Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Inter-connector) project I thought it was wonderful. I still think that this project is very...

US, Russia Compete for TAPI Role but China Enjoys Advantage in Turkmenistan

Is Turkmenistan waiting to see if the West can get away with standing up to Russia on development of the Shah Deniz II field and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline? Amb. Matthew Bryza, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and currently director of the International Centre for Defense Studies in Tallinn recently advanced...

Southern Corridor Moves Ahead Without Turkmenistan, Though It May Catch Up Later

Experts at recent conferences in Washington, DC at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Jamestown Foundation and Elliott School of International Affairs focused on the prospects for the Eurasian region following withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in 2014 and the decision of the...

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