Is the Caspian Sea a Sea; and Why Does it Matter?

  title={Is the Caspian Sea a Sea; and Why Does it Matter?},
  author={Hanna Zimnitskaya and James von Geldern},
  journal={Journal of Eurasian Studies},
  pages={1 - 14}

Geopolitical Consequences of Resolving the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea: Security and Energy Aspects

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Energy Issues as the Trigger for Formation of an International Regime of the Caspian Sea

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