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Geopolitical Rivalry In The Caspian-Caucasus Region And The Dilemma Of Interstate Cooperation, Nurettin Altundeger Jul 2007

Geopolitical Rivalry In The Caspian-Caucasus Region And The Dilemma Of Interstate Cooperation, Nurettin Altundeger

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation develops a unique way of analyzing the interstate relationship in the Caspian region over the development of Caspian oil resources. Based on three different independent variables, this dissertation seeks to understand the main reasons behind the absence of interstate cooperation in the Caspian Sea region.

Among the variety of factors that might have affected the nature of interstate relationships and cooperation in the region, national interest considerations among the littoral states and external powers involved in the affairs of the Caspian Sea region proved to be the most important factor(s) that explain the lack of cooperation in ...