The former Soviet Union possessed some of the world's largest reserves of energy and mineral resources. With the dissolution of the country in 1991, the former Soviet republics are w exercising complete control over their mining industries. The new Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) consists of several new nations, well-endowed in hydrocarbons, metals, and industrial materials; efforts are w underway to boost development activities and attract foreign investment. Commonwealth members today are implementing policies to regulate energy and mineral development and enhance ecomic growth. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the energy and minerals industries of the CIS and other former Soviet republics outside the Commonwealth. Prospects for international cooperation and trade in hydrocarbons, metals, and nmetals are examined, as are opportunities for joint ventures and techlogy transfers in mining. Ecomic relations between the CIS and several Asian nations are also analyzed. Contributors to the book from throughout the Commonwealth, Asia, Europe, and North America have a wide variety of backgrounds in the energy and mineral fields, including government, academia, and industry.
James P. Dorian is a Research Associate with the Program on Resources: Energy and Minerals at the East-West Center and Affiliate Graduate Faculty at the University of Hawaii. Pavel A. Minakir is Director of the Institute of Economics Research in Khabarovsk and Vice Governor of Khabarovsk Territory. Vitaly T. Borisovich is Head of the Department of Economics at the Moscow Geological and Prospecting Institute.
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James P. Dorian, Pavel A. Minakir, Vitaly T. Borisovich