Download: Energy Security Program Research Study No. 1, August 2020 (52 pages, 873KB)
The global commodity market and national energy policy devel-opments have affected US and European willingness to continue pursuit of their geopolitical and economic interests in the Cas-pian-region and Central Asian oil- and gas-producing states. This is a shift from the 1990s and early 2000s, when important projects were commissioned. However, these shifts in US and the EU energy policies, combined with ongoing market develop-ments, do not imply that those Caspian-region and Central Asian states are losing their geopolitical significance.