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Description - A Diplomatic History of the Caspian Sea by Guive Mirfendereski

In a series of short stories that both inform and amuse, this book transports the reader across the windswept shores of the Caspian Sea and provides a provocative view of the wars, peace, intrigues, and betrayals that have shaped the political geography of this important and volatile region. The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the eclipsing of the old Iranian Soviet regime of the sea have given rise to new challenges for the regional actors and unprecedented opportunities for international players to tap into the area's enormous oil and gas resources, third in size only behind Siberia and the Persian Gulf. This book explores the historical themes that inform and animate the more immediate and familiar discussions about petroleum, pipelines, and ethnic conflict in the Caspian region.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312240059
ISBN-10: 0312240058
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 261
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Guive Mirfendereski

GUIVE MIRFENDERESKI is a corporate and business lawyer in private practice in Massachusetts. He has lectured at Brandeis University and Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and has been a legal consultant to the World Bank.