General Interest Key issue: control of Central Asia oil reserves

Oil Export Network in Central Asia and the Causasus [160779 bytes] The Russian military and political establishment is trying to dominate newly independent, oil rich nations in the Caucasus and Central Asia, says a study by the Heritage Foundation. The conservative Washington, D.C., think tank issued a paper by Ariel Cohen that notes the 25 billion bbl of reserves in the Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan republics are similar to those in Kuwait and larger than those in Alaska's North

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