Islam and Energy Security

  • Mehrdad Haghayeghi
  • Fred R. von der Mehden
Part of the Euro-Asian Studies book series (EAS)


The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought into our foreign policy discourse several new concerns, of which Islamic resurgence in Central Asia was considered to be a potentially serious threat. The region’s close proximity to revolutionary Iran, fragmented Afghanistan, and the civil strife in Tajikistan — with its religious underpinnings — shaped our initial understanding of this issue and thus prompted an early visit to the region by the former Secretary of State, James Baker in 1992. On Secretary Baker’s agenda was an unequivocal message to the republican leaders that called for vigilance to curb the spread of Islamic fundamentalism into the region.


Energy Security Caspian Region Religious School Economist Intelligence Unit Islamic State 
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  • Mehrdad Haghayeghi
  • Fred R. von der Mehden

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