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Turkmenistan

Scholarly Publications

International Gas in Central Asia: Turkmenistan, Iran, Russia and Afghanistan

May 2004

This paper explores the reasons why Turkmenistan has found it so difficult to market its natural gas.

Crude Calculations: OPEC Lessons for Caspian Leaders

December 2000

This timely study is the first to examine the relationship between competition for energy resources and the propensity for conflict in the Caspian region.

News

Poorly Governed Resource-Dependent States: Policy Options for the New Administration

July 2013

Many resource dependent states have to varying degrees, failed to provide for the welfare of their own populations, could threaten global energy markets, and could pose security risks for the...

Washington Post publishes Fellow Nadja Victor on Russian Gas

April 2006

Russia controls over a quarter of the world's gas reserves -- months ago the Russian energy giant Gazprom forced Ukraine to pay sharply higher prices for natural gas.

Events

Poorly Governed Resource-Dependent States: Policy Options for the New Administration

March 13, 2009

Many resource dependent states have to varying degrees, failed to provide for the welfare of their own populations, could threaten global energy markets, and could pose security risks for the...

Is there a "Resource Curse"?: Mineral Wealth and Institutions in the Soviet Successor States

April 11, 2007

Political Science has very few "accepted truths." One of the most prominent is the claim that countries endowed with natural resources, particularly mineral wealth, are doomed to suffer from poor...