The NATO Association of Canada’s Energy Security Program is directed by Dr. Robert M. Cutler, who is also Senior Research Fellow. The Program addresses energy-related issues of concern to NATO members and partners, ranging across a spectrum from the security of energy supply (and of energy demand for energy producers) to the physical security of energy infrastructure. It seeks also to anticipate and plan for geopolitical, geo-economic, and military developments worldwide, that may have implications for NATO countries’ energy security. To this end, it organizes webinars and publishes this Energy Security blog, as well as series of Research Briefs, Policy Papers, and Research Studies (also inventoried below). Individuals interested in contributing to any of these activities are invited to contact Dr. Cutler at the email address rmc@alum.mit.edu with the Subject: heading “NAOC Energy Security Program.”

Energy Security

Azerbaijan on Course to Increase Gas Exports to Europe

As the EU seeks to diversify its sources for energy imports, Azerbaijan will likely reap important benefits. The significant question is how rapidly it can ramp up its exports via the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC). Exports by way of the SGC go through Georgia (via the South Caucasus Pipeline, SCP), then across Turkey from east Read More…

4. Programs Energy Security

Germany’s Misguided Rejection of Nuclear Power

In the early 2000s, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder convinced his government to take the decision to phase out all German nuclear power plants by 2036. This decision would eventually make Germany more dependent on the Nord Stream 1 (NS1) pipeline, which entered service in 2011 and runs under the Baltic Sea directly from Russia. Schroeder’s Read More…

4. Programs Energy Security

Europe Looks for More Caspian-Region Energy

The EU’s Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson will personally attend the annual interministerial meeting of the Advisory Council on the Southern Gas Corridor in Baku on February 4. She announced this, following a meeting of EU energy ministers in Amiens (France), where they discussed market uncertainties due to Russia’s decrease of flows to Europe and its Read More…

Energy Security

The Agreement on the Dostluk Field and the Outlook for Caspian Energy Security

Download: The Agreement on the Dostluk Field and the Outlook for Caspian Energy Security (19 pages, 385 KB) Title: The Agreement on the Dostluk Field and the Outlook for Caspian Energy Security Authors: Mariana Liakopoulou and Fabio Indio Series: Energy security Program Research Study No. 2 Date: December 2021 Executive Summary This Research Study examines Read More…

Energy Security

The NordStream 2 Pipeline and the Future of European Energy Security

Title: The NordStream 2 Pipeline and the Future of European Energy SecurityFeatured Speakers: Dr. Robert M. Cutler Senior Research Fellow and Director, Energy Security Program NAOC; Dr. Alan Riley Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Agata Łoskot-Strachota Senior Fellow, Energy Policy, Institute for Eastern Studies (OSW); Dr. Maria Shagina Centre for East European Studies, University of Zurich; Andreas Read More…

3. Events Calendar Energy Security Previous Events

The NordStream 2 Pipeline and the Future of European Energy Security

This event was live broadcast on our YouTube channel, and a recording can be viewed here. Russia’s NordStream 2 gas pipeline to Germany remains very much in the news, especially as winter looms in Europe. What are the chances that the pipeline will overcome legal and regulatory hurdles to enter into service; and if it Read More…

Energy Security

South Caucasus Gas Transport and European Energy Security

Last summer, before the Second Karabakh War broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan in autumn, the Turkish company BOTAS opened a tender to construct a gas pipeline from Igdir into the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan, which is surrounded by Armenia and Iran but has a short border with Turkey. Nakhchivan has relied principally on gas Read More…