Baev, Pavel K. 2006 The Caspian Direction in Putin's "Energy Super-power" Strategy for Russia, presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Advanced Slavic Studies (AAASS), , November 18.
The Caspian area constitutes a rather vague and awkwardly structuresd object in Russia's policy.
The much valued 'position of strength' in the Caspian has proven to be essentially unusable.
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