Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch

By Mahmood Khaghani

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around, in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia. The issues under dispute were magnified by the discovery of Caspian energy resources and made many times more complex by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of new independent littoral Caspian states. 

Steinmeier’s Tragic Dance Around the Issues

By JAN TECHAU

For people outside Germany, the country’s pains at growing up as a foreign policy power often look wondrous and slightly bizarre—so morally charged is every debate, so infused with self-doubt, and often so faraway from the strategic realities of the day. Much ink has been spilled over this subject, but some particularly important ink has just been added to this ocean of pondering.