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Defining the Caspian Sea: A Sea or a Lake?

Created on December 4, 2015

Defining the Caspian Sea: A Sea or a Lake?

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Read the original report, "A Secure and Stable Caspian Sea Is in America’s Interest," by Luke Coffey.

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The debate about the legal status of the Caspian Sea—whether it is a lake or a sea—has been going on for more than 25 years. Here are examples of how maritime boundaries in the Caspian might be divided under each scenario.

Source: Heritage Foundation research.

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Tags: Caspian-Sea, oil, gas, Russia