Kazakhstan Gets Jump on Caspian Naval Race

Kazakhstan’s new navy may be equipped with ship-to-ship EXOCET missiles. (Photo: EADS)

It may not approach the scale of the great battleship race between Britain and Germany that preceded World War I, but a naval build-up is currently and quietly taking place on the Caspian Sea.

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Joshua Kucera is a Washington, DC-based freelance writer who specializes in security issues in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East. He is the editor of EurasiaNet's Bug Pit blog.

Kazakhstan Gets Jump on Caspian Naval Race

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