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Isolated Systems: The Political Economy of Iranian-Turkmen Relations

Isolated Systems: The Political Economy of Iranian-Turkmen Relations

Economic and political isolation envelop the two energy giants.

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The Weight of History on the Arrested Development of Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Potential

The Weight of History on the Arrested Development of Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Potential

Kazakhstan’s tragic history of nuclear catastrophe still bears heavily on the national consciousness in the midst of new talks with Toshiba.

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About the Author

Bradley Jardine
Bradley Jardine

Is an Erasmus Mundus scholar with the University of Glasgow's IMRCEES program. His primary interest is in Central Asia and he is currently working on a research thesis concerning regime consolidation and energy relations in Turkmenistan in the Berdymuhammedov era. His other research interests include Critical Geopolitics, US Foreign Policy, NATO, and International Political Economy.

In addition to his studies he lived and worked for one year across the former Soviet Union, travelling extensively throughout Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, and Russia. In June 2014 he conducted research at KIMEP University in Kazakhstan where he embarked on a project concerning energy relations and "multi-vectorism" in Kazakh foreign policy.

Areas of focus: Russia; Central Asia; South Caucasus
Follow me on Twitter: @jardine_bradley

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