On January 21, 2021 Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan signed a long-discussed and major agreement. When fully realized it will lead to the joint exploration of a major but long-contested oil field in the Caspian Sea. The agreement itself, and the opening of the "Friendship" oil deposits, are likely to have profound significance not only for the two countries but for the Caucasus and Central Asia as a whole and, equally, for the major powers.
Our distinguished guest speakers discussed this agreement, the regional collaboration that gave rise to it, and its meaning for the region and for the world.
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.
Amb. Meret Orazov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the United States
Amb. Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States
Ambassador Matthew Bryza, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11:00-12:00 PM EST
By S. Frederick Starr & Svante E. Cornell (Eds.)
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1. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: School of Modernity 7
S. Frederick Starr
2. Geostrategic Implications of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline 17
Svante E. Cornell, Mamuka Tsereteli and Vladimir Socor
3. Economic Implications of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline 39
4. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: Implications for Azerbaijan 61
Svante E. Cornell and Fariz Ismailzade
5. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: Implications for Georgia 85