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Keyword: Central Asian energy resources

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Oil and military bases dominate Caspian Sea summit

M.S. Ahmed

Shawwal 20, 14282007-11-01

The summit-meeting of the five Caspian Sea countries in Iran on October 17, and the suspension of the European Union’s sanctions on Uzbekistan have focused attention on how the US, Russia, the EU and China are vying with each other for the rich energy resources of the Central Asian states in the region.


Central Asian energy resources the focus of US-Russian politicking

M.A. Shaikh

Jumada' al-Ula' 15, 14282007-06-01

In recent months the war of words between the West and Russia has escalated, with president Vladimir Putin delivering the three strongest attacks on the West of his seven-year rule. Not surprisingly, the two summits held between the US and Russia and the European Union and Moscow, on May 15 and May 18 respectively, failed to resolve the energy war between the two sides. But as Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, explained, the confrontation between the two has nothing to do with ideology.

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