The Caspian Basin

Special Reports n.18, 21 February 2017

Contents

A PROFILE OF THE CASPIAN BASIN
The Caspian water plateau
The Inner Circle
Russia
Iran
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Turkmenistan
The Outer Circle and other external actors
TERRITORIAL DISPUTES
Post-Soviet border issues between Caspian littoral states
Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Separatism in Georgia
Conflict zones in the North Caucasus
Kurdish separatism in Turkey
General implications of the territorial conflicts
OTHER SECURITY CONCERNS
Terrorism and the proliferation of WMD
Drug trafficking
Environmental security
STATUS-RELATED DISPUTES
Historical developments prior to 1991
Present legal options and their implications
Principles of delimitation
Present and future outlook
RISK ANALYSIS OF THE CASPIAN BASIN
ENERGY RESERVES AND TRANSPORTATION
EU-CASPIAN RELATIONS AND ENERGY SECURITY
STUDY CASE: NABUCCO PIPELINE AND THE LESSONS LEARNT
CASPIAN DECLARATION

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