Caspian Sea Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Caspian Summit, which met for the first time on April 23-24, 2002, represents the interests of the five Caspian littoral states: Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. In this course, we will survey the history of Caspian Sea politics from the Soviet period until today, before examining the ways in which the Caspian Summit has sought to coordinate the interests and activities of contemporary Caspian Sea states. In particular, we will analyse the implications of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, signed on August 12, 2018 at the Fifth Caspian Summit held in Aktau, Kazakhstan.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Sergey S. Zhiltsov, Russia’s Policy in the Caspian Region, Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues (Hauppauge, NY, USA: Nova Science Publishers, 2019).


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The history of Caspian Sea politics, from the Soviet Period to today.
  • The structures of the Caspian Summit.
  • The contributions of the Caspian Summit to Caspian Sea politics.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the history of Caspian Sea politics, from the Soviet period to today.
  2. Comprehend the structures of the Caspian Summit.
  3. Appreciate the contributions of the Caspian Summit to Caspian Sea politics.
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