TANAP Gas Pipeline as an Alternative Route to Ensure Energy Security of Europe

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There is considered the role of TANAP pipeline in the Caspian region, conducted analysis of changing of the forces' balance, as well as geopolitical aspirations of the various international actors in the region in the article. The author points out that Azerbaijani gas reserves are very attractive to the EU which is aspiring to energy security through diversification of fuel supplies. However TANAP has competitors represented by Russian «South Stream» and the European Nabucco. The author concludes that in the frame of present conditions together with penetration of leading international actors to the Caspian region, its importance for the global geopolitics and geoeconomics is increasing and growing.

S A Huseynova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: sabina_huseynova@mail.ru
Theory and History of International Relations Chair

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