The Caspian and Global Energy Security
The Caspian states of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan lie at the heart of the 21st century’s great energy dilemma: how to satisfy the industrialized world's already huge demand while slaking the tremendous thirst of the new industrial giants China, India and Russia. Multi-billion-dollar pipelines are being built, planned or expanded to carry Caspian oil and gas to all these markets. This book sets the ongoing saga of Caspian
pipeline politics against the background of Russian post-imperial ambition as well as global energy security, including security of demand and transit as well as supply.