This regional publication provides detailed and objective insight on events in Central Asia and the Caucasus, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector, as well as the key political and security developments shaping the region’s future. It offers in-depth analysis of the latest news and identifies the biggest trends, focusing primarily on Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Iran.
This monthly report is tailored to suit international investors who need cutting-edge insight and strategic forecasting in order to support their business decisions.
Regular features include analysis of:
- political developments;
- structured interchange, reshuffles and behind-the-scenes power struggles;
- security issues, terrorism, civil unrest and military tensions;
- the latest updates in the oil and gas sector, including deals and mergers; and
- big geopolitical trends that are shaping the region.
The Caspian is rapidly changing as new trends and players emerge to open up the region to the outside world.
Caspian Focus is essential reading for companies, governments and international agencies with an interest in the region in areas such as:
- the growing speculation over political succession in Kazakhstan;
- questions over the future of Azerbaijan’s oil and Turkmenistan’s gas industry during a period of low oil prices;
- political problems in transit states such as Georgia; and
- China’s growing regional importance.
Edited by a leading expert on the region’s political and energy issues, Caspian Focus is supported by a host of analysts and in-country sources, enabling us to deliver top-level insight and expertise. Drawing on years of experience, Menas Associates believes that it is imperative to look beyond conventional news reportage in order to understand the multi-faceted issues and developments taking place in the Caspian states.
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