Central Asia - Caspian Sea Resources

Julia Steinberger Jan-Feb 2006

General Caspian

General Hydrocarbon

Caspian Environment

Sturgeon and Caviar



General Caspian

Wikipedia Caspian Sea entry

Caspian Sea Library Coucil on Foreign Relations, mothballed 1999

Analysis: Still No Decision On Caspian Sea Liz Fuller, RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty, 2 February 2005

EIA Country Analysis Briefs - Caspian Sea September 2005

CACO-EEC MERGE TO ELIMINATE OVERLAPPING GOALS , Sergei Blagov , Eurasia Daily Monitor , October 2005

General Hydrocarbon

Caspian Region Energy Development Report (excerpt) US Department of State, 1997

Caspian Oil and Gas: Production and Prospects , Bernard Gelb, CRS report for USA congress, April 9 2002

Caspian surpassing North Sea, may rival Persian Gulf by 2020 , Oil and Gas Interntational www.oilandgasinternational.com, December 11 2002

Covering Oil - A reporter's guide to energy and development Revenue Watch, Open Society Institute, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, 2003

Back to Basics - Dutch Disease: Too much wealth managed unwisely Christine Ebrahim-zadeh, Finance & Development - A quarterly magazine of the IMF , March 2003

BP Statistical Review of World Energy , British Petroleum, June 2005

Energy, Economics, and Politics in the Caspian Region Maureen Crandall, Praeger Security International, est. publication May 2006


The Rush for Caspian Oil - Clinton started late, but the US is gaining in the Great Game in Central Asia Bruce Nelan, Time Magazine, 4 May 1998

Is the Caspian an Oil El Dorado? Robin Knight, Time Magazine, 29 June 1998

Caspian Black Gold Bruce Nelan, Time Magazine, June 29 1998

CASPIAN OIL: NOT THE GREAT GAME REVISITED , International Institute for Strategic Studies , Strategic Survey , 1997

Lukoil discovers oil giant in Russian Caspian , Oil &Gas Journal editors, January 26 2006


The Rise And Rise Of Gazprom , Anthony Robinson , 7 January 2006

Turkmenistan's secrecy clouds gas deal , Ethan Wilensky-Lanford , International Herald Tribune , 10 January 2006

Russia blamed for 'gas sabotage' BBC News, 22 January 2006

Russia: Does Gazprom Have A Master Pipeline Plan?, Roman Kupchinsky , RFE/RL, 30 January 2006


The Prospects and Perils of the Kazakhstan-China Pipeline Route , Lula Gulomova, Caspian Brief - Cornell Caspian Consulting , August 19 2001

Human rights on the line - the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project Amnesty International 2003

BP faces court challenge in Georgia over BTC pipeline, Ethical Corporation, Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections, 3 July 2003

Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline (Turkey Section) , A coalition of NGOs including the Baku Ceyhan Campaign , October 2003

Central Asia: Energy pipelines or economic lifelines? Imran Khan, Alexander Gas & Oil Connections, January 12 2005

Analysis: Pipelines Or Pipe Dreams? Amin Tarzi and Daniel Kimmage, 18 February 2005
(on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Natural gas pipeline)

BAKU-TBILISI-CEYHAN OIL PIPELINE INAUGURATED , Vladimir Socor , Eurasia Daily Monitor , 31 May 2005

Security and conflict

Jostle to plunder Caspian riches turns nasty Ian Traynor, The Guardian, 25 April 2002

Operation Active Endeavour for the Caspian Sea RIA Novosti military commentator Viktor Litovkin, Russian news and information agency, July 15 2005


THE GREAT GAME GOES TO SEA: NAVAL RIVALRIES IN THE CASPIAN Stephen Blank, Central Asia - Caucasus Analyst,January 11 2006 US military

Policy Watch: Revolution in Central Asia?, Mark N. Katz , United Press International, January 14 2006

Caspian Environment

Caspian sea-level change: a catastrophe and a blessing in disguise Solomon Kroonenberg, Proceedings of Environmental Catastrophes and Recoveries in the Holocene, August 29 - September 2 2002

Ministers to sign new environmental treaty on protecting the Caspian Sea UNEP, 3 November 2003

Sturgeon and Caviar

Will Caspian oil wipe out the sturgeon? Yevgeny Solovyov, www.worldlakes.org, 16 October 2001

Caspian beluga caviar is facing a ban by U.S. ,Christopher Pala, International Herald Tribune , September 9 2005

Lean times for Iran caviar fishermen Frances Harrison, BBC News online, 14 November 2005

Caviar export ban may help threatened species , C. J. Chivers, The New York Times, January 4 2006


World Bank page on Turkmenistan Country brief 2005

Asian Development Turkmenistan outlook 2005

CIA world fact book: Turkmenistan


Kazakhstan joined the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands , Gazeta.kz, 14 December 2005

EIA Kazakhstan Country analysis brief , United States Energy Information Administration , July 2005

World Bank page on Kazakhstan Country brief 2005

IMF Kazakhstan Selected Issues 2005

IMF Kazakhstan Selected Statistics 2005

CIA world fact book: Kazakhstan

Environmental Conditions of Kazakhstan - Transboundary issues of water supply , Ministry of Environment Protection of Kazakhstan , 2006