Export Pipelines from the CIS Region

Geopolitics, Securitization, and Political Decision-Making

Edited by Andreas Heinrich and Heiko Pleines

ibidem Press

Export Pipelines from the CIS Region

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Pub Date: July 2014

ISBN: 9783838205397

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: July 2014

ISBN: 9783838265391

300 Pages

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Export Pipelines from the CIS Region

Geopolitics, Securitization, and Political Decision-Making

Edited by Andreas Heinrich and Heiko Pleines

ibidem Press

This timely collection offers fresh perspectives to the analysis of the 'New Great Game' – the fight for access to the Caspian Sea region's energy resources. To date, the export of the Caspian crude oil and natural gas has only been assessed geopolitically, which oversimplifies the political dynamics of the region and neglects to acknowledge the Caspian countries as actors in their own right.
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Preface
0. Introduction: Export Pipelines in Eurasia, by Andreas Heinrich
Part I. Russia's Foreign Energy Policy
1. Russian Foreign Energy Policy Under Vladimir Putin: Norms, Ideas, and Determining Factors, by András Molnár
2. An Actor-Centred Institutionalist Approach to Russia's Pipeline Policies, by Inna Chuvychkina
3. Opening Up the Black Box: Russia's Energy Security Concept, by Niels Smeets
Part II. Energy Policy in Central Asia
4. Challenges Along the Way Towards a Maximally Secure Central Asian Gas System, by Farkhod Aminjonov
5. The Geo-Economics of Eurasian Gas: the Evolution of Russian–Turkmen Relations in Natural Gas (1992–2010), by Boris Barkanov
6. Pipelines and Hegemonies in the Caspian: a Gramscian Appraisal, by Paolo Sorbello
Part III. The Southern Energy Corridor
7. The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline and Nabucco West Pipeline Projects: Advantages and Disadvantages for Azerbaijan, by Rufat Rustamov
8. EU Energy Policy Towards the Caspian Region: Assessing theSouthern Gas Corridor, by Irina Kustova
9. The EU's Democracy Promotion in its Eastern Neighbourhood: Consistency in the Shadow of Energy Trade and the EU's Ability, by Lusine Badalyan
Part IV. Ukraine's Energy Policy
10. Gas Disputes Between Russia and Ukraine: Patterns of Escalation and Russian Stakes (2006–2009), by Eric Pardo Sauvageot
11. The Struggle Over Ukraine's Gas Transit Pipeline Network Through the Lenses of Securitisation Theory, by Katerina Malygina
Annex: Oil and Gas Reserves and Production
Annex: Oil and Gas Pipelines in Europe and Central Asia
Selected Bibliography on Eurasian Export Pipelines
About the Authors

About the Author

Dr Heiko Pleines is head of the department of Politics and Economics at the Research Centre for East European Studies and lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Bremen, Germany. His research focuses on the influence of non-state actors on political decision-making processes, including case studies on corruption and the energy sector in the former Soviet Union.

Dr Andreas Heinrich is a researcher at the Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen, Germany. He has worked extensively on energy relations in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.