Geographical and Political Factors in Transportation of Caspian Oil and Gas from Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

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This article overviews the role of energy resources as a foreign policy tool in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan cases. These countries are the key energy players in the region. The article tries to analyze and show the inside of the oil policy of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in the Caspian region and the related problems. The article shows that Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan face several limitations to using their energy potential to have independent foreign policies. The article explains the main assumptions of the theoretical approaches on oil politics with a particular emphasis on the Caspian region. In this regard, the article deals with different ways of policy. Finally, it intends to apply theoretical models to explain the role of hydrocarbons in Azeri and Kazakh foreign policies.


S Huseynova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.
Email: bbb@ru.ru

Theory and History of International Relations Chair

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