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    Energy Lighthouse #2: After the Fall: Steppe Strongmen in a post-Oil Era [GGP]

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Will the global energy transition reduce economic overdependence on hydrocarbons, or will it spur a desperate search for new hydrocarbon customers?

by: Morena Skalamera, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

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Energy Lighthouse #2: After the Fall: Steppe Strongmen in a post-Oil Era [GGP]

A new report by Morena Skalamera examines shifts in foreign energy policy in key petrostates of Central Asia, drawing attention to the interconnections between hydrocarbon rents, regime stability, and new foreign policy strategies in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. The paper advances the argument that, instead of reducing economic overdependence on hydrocarbons for Central Asian petrostates, the global energy transition has spurred the desperate search for new hydrocarbon customers. This is due to the continued, and often unchecked, power of hydrocarbon elites, and leads to structural and economic distortions that are not easily undone, even by the current oil crash.

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