US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin

Changing Trends Since 2001

Authors: Shokri Kalehsar, Omid

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  • Discusses US energy diplomacy in the Caspian Sea region since 2001
  • Compares and contrasts the foreign policy of the Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden administrations
  • Addresses key developments, such as  new great game in Central Asia, Shale gas revolutions, maximum pressure campaign, US-China Trade War, US Energy Exports, Oil Price War, the emerging Iran-China relationship, and the COVID-19 pandemic
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This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of US policy from the perspective of an analyst and scholar from the region. This volume discusses the US energy diplomacy in the Caspian Sea region since 2001. It compares the foreign policy of the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, following the changing role of energy in the behavior of the US toward states in the energy hubs of Central Asia and the Caspian Sea. The chapters employ historical analysis, regional analysis, interviews, and case studies to trace the evolution of US interests in the area and posits likely trends for future policy. Topics discussed include:

  • China‚Äôs massive Belt and Road Initiative
  • the energy and foreign policies of the Caspian littoral states in comparison with those of China, India, the European Union, and Turkey
  • the escalation of differences among key OPEC members during the Trump era
  • the impact of the oil price war on the US shale industry
  • the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the oil market
  • Russian and U.S. competition in the EU energy market
  • the US-China trade war and the role of energy in the first phase of the US-China trade deal
  • the energy policy of the incoming US President, Joe Biden
Shedding light on the complex geopolitics of the US-Caspian Sea Energy diplomacy, this volume will be of interest to researchers of foreign policy, diplomacy, international relations, and energy policy as well as policymakers and analysts working in related areas.

About the authors

Dr. Shokri is a Washington-based Senior Energy Diplomacy and Energy Security  Analyst, and also an analyst at Gulf State Analytics (GSA). He is currently serving as a visiting research scholar in the Sachar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Omid holds a PhD degree in international relations. His primary research interests lie in energy diplomacy, U.S. energy policy, geopolitics of energy, Iran-Turkey relations, and Iran-Russia relations. He has fifteen years of extensive professional experience in global energy market studies, energy security, and geopolitical risk. He has published articles in various academic journals, including Energy Intelligence, Energy and Environment, Middle East Policy, National Interest, Oil and Gas Journal. He also appeared on various media outlets, including Al Jazeera, Trtworld, Iran International TV, BBC Persian, Deutsche Welle,A News, Anadolu Agency, and several others.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin
Book Subtitle
Changing Trends Since 2001
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66929-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66929-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66928-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 280
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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