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    Can Eurasian Energy Compete?

    William Courtney , Richard Kauzlarich, Kenneth Yalowitz

    Jan 16, 2015

    The National Interest

    Cheaper oil, government interference, and market dynamics jeopardize the future of Russian and Caspian energy. To be globally competitive, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan should let the private sector play a greater role and make more decisions on commercial, rather than political grounds.

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