Accession Number : ADA425292


Title :   Turkey's Iran Card: Energy Cooperation in American and Russian Vortex


Descriptive Note : Master's Thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Dogan, Erkan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a425292.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 117


Abstract : This thesis analyzes the consequences of Turkey's natural gas cooperation with Iran. Two countries initiated cooperation in natural gas sales and transportation to Turkey and Europe. However, conflicting interests of many actors in energy issues make finding a solution harder. With the signing of the gas agreement between Turkey and Iran, the calculations became complicated even further. Turkey's efforts to industrialize its economy, Iran's struggle against the U.S. sanctions along with its ideological reputation, the emergence of new independent former Soviet republics that are not very independent economically from Russia and the U.S. objectives in enhancing the political and economic advance of those republics as well as containment of Iran are the major issues on the scene. If a compromise that would address the needs and interests of all actors in the region could be reached, the regional political and economic stability could have a substantial contribution to global security and stability. In this sense, Turkey's natural gas cooperation with Iran plays an important role for future prospects, since it may distribute prosperity and stability through the pipelines established between two countries that can connect Central Asia to Europe.


Descriptors :   *NATURAL GAS , POLITICAL SCIENCE , THESES , CONTAINMENT(GENERAL) , TREATIES , TURKEY , IRAN , COOPERATION , CENTRAL EUROPE , ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE