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Ukraine’s Central Role in Europe’s Energy Security

Gas transit through Ukraine is a matter not just of energy security but of national security for Ukraine and other countries in the wider region. Russia showed its willingness to the weaponize gas trade when it cut off supplies to Ukraine and Europe in the middle of winter in 2006 and 2009. Many believe that Read More…

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European Energy Consumers Welcome Caspian Gas

The year 2020 was very difficult for the energy sector, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have negative effects on it. Despite all challenges, however, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) was completed and began commercial operations on 15 November 2020. The TAP is the European leg of the Southern Gas Corridor that transports gas to Read More…

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Euro-Caspian Energy Security and Geoeconomics

This edited transcript of a 40-minute podcast interview (1 November 2020) covers the Caspian Sea’s legal regime, national interests of its littoral states, Turkey’s role in Euro-Caspian energy security, American and Chinese interests in the region, and why the Caspian Sea’s significance will increase still more in future.

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NATO-Area Energy Security: The Southeast European Flank

Title: NATO-Area Energy Security: The Southeast European FlankFeatured Speakers: Dr. Robert M. Cutler Senior Research Fellow and Director, Energy Security Program NAOC; Dr. Aura Sabadus Senior Reporter, ICIS London ; Mariana Liakopoulou Research Fellow, Energy Security Program NAOC ; Dr. Cyril Widdershoven Founder and Sr. Advisor Geopolitics and Country Risk Verocy B.V. Series: Energy Security Program Webinar Read More…

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What Energy Security Means For Canada and the World

Title: What Energy Security Means For Canada and the WorldFeatured Speakers: Dr. Robert M. Cutler Senior Research Fellow and Director, Energy Security Program NAOC; Allan Fogwill President and CEO Canadian Energy Research Institute; Dr. Monica Gattinger Director Institute for Science, Society and Policy University of Ottawa; Dr. Richard Norris Managing Partner Pandreco Energy Advisors Series: Energy Read More…

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Egypt Is Becoming Central to NATO-Area Geo-Economics

The Arab Spring threw a wrench into Egypt’s promising liquified natural gas (LNG) industry. Now, with stability returned to that country and the discovery of new gas deposits in the Nile littoral, Egypt is poised to become a major source of energy to the E.U. market. As auspicious as this sounds, it raises the stakes in an already volatile region marked by militarization and beset by inter-state strife and transcontinental tension.

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Beyond the Southern Gas Corridor: Interconnecting Central/East Europe and the Balkans?

Following the August signing of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), a large-scale gas pipeline project that aspires to connect the region’s copious hydrocarbon resources to the European markets, has been drawn back into international debate.   The present article illuminates how the SGC enhances the Read More…