Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

The Importance of Cyber Security Vigilance: The  Experience of Ukraine  

The Russian invasion of Ukraine passed its one-year anniversary on February 24th this year, without a clear end to the war in sight. Russia has gained and lost territory, while Ukraine holds Kyiv and is stubbournly defending Bakhmut with the aid of foreign arms and funding. This situation is reminiscent of the conventional wars of the Read More…

Energy Security

A Trans-Balkan Pipeline Is the Next Project for EU’s Accelerated Energy Cooperation with Azerbaijan

Other than Norway, Azerbaijan is amongst the most plausible sources for increased European imports of natural gas in the near future. Therefore, it is little surprise that on April 25, its President Ilham Aliyev attended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR) with the Read More…

Energy Security

New European Energy Demand Confirms Azerbaijan’s Reliability

Azerbaijan is emerging as a crucial player in Europe’s energy-diversification strategy, as the European Union (EU) addresses its self-inflicted energy deficit that arose from its overreliance on wind and solar power and its failure to promote oil and gas development. The EU’s policy shift away from Russian oil and gas has led to the formation Read More…

Energy Security

Energy Security is No Longer a Luxury: Canadian and European Perspectives

Energy Security is No Longer a Luxury: Canadian and European Perspectives This event was live broadcast on our YouTube channel, and a recording can be viewed here. This webinar addressed the new geo-economics of energy production and consumption with special attention to Canada, Europe and their roles in global energy markets. The panelists considered the Read More…

Security, Trade and the Economy Yoothika Taneja

A Perfect Storm? Sanctions on Russia and The New Energy Reality in Europe

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a pivotal shift in the world order. The 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea now appears as a disregarded warning. Allowed to fester, it developed into an overt display of despotic militarism that now threatens not just the sovereignty of Ukraine but also the stability of other democratic Read More…

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…