Watching Government

Patrick Crow Washington, D.C. Six ambassadors A couple of years ago, the Caspian Sea region seemed to be the last great oil frontier. Now international oil companies view the Caspian less optimistically, after the plunge in world oil prices, some exploration failures, and continuing political problems. But the U.S. State Department is convinced the region still has great promise. To get that view publicized, it and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA) recently sent six U.S. ambassadors on a tour that touched down in New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, D.C. In the tour, the U.S. ambassadors to Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ka...

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