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Russia and Iran will continue to block the construction of the Trans-Caspian pipeline

Russia and Iran will continue to block the construction of the Trans-Caspian pipeline

28

SEP

2016

Turkmenistan is scheduled to hold a trilateral summit (Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan) on the Trans-Caspian pipeline project by late 2016 where the prospects of the project will be discussed. The project, whose origins date back to the early 1990s, is marred by uncertainty about its implementation among others due to heavy objections from Russia and Iran.

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) conducted a study on the geopolitical consequences of shale gas in the context of the ‘Strategy & Change program’. HCSS calls upon the EU to seek alternate interdependencies with the oil and gas exporters in its immediate neighborhood, leading to a further development of these nations.

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