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The Russian LUKOIL ice-resistant fixed platform LSP-1, intended to drill and operate wells at Korchagin's oil field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea, 180 kilometers (112 miles) outside Astrakhan. (MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP Photo)

Chronology: Bringing Oil to Europe Without Russia

A collection of Stratfor's recent analyses relating to the Trans-Caspian pipeline project. Read more…

Azerbaijan Reconsiders Its Foreign Ties

Recent diplomatic moves indicate that Baku could be moving into Moscow's orbit. Read more…

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk hold a joint press conference during a European Council summit in Brussels on March 20. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

With Ukraine in Crisis, EU Courts Russia's Periphery

Although it will see few concrete outcomes, the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga will showcase the status of nations along the former Soviet periphery as they try to balance between Russia and the West. Read more…

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