European Natural-Gas Security in an Era of Import Dependence: A Strategic Overview

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

RUSI Journal, Apr 2014, Vol. 159, No. 2 By David Koranyi

As the Crimean crisis continues to develop, it’s becoming clear that Ukraine’s reliance on Russia for gas imports may prove to be a fundamental weakness, with the latter wielding price increases as an economic weapon. With Russia threatening to easily bring to a halt these crucial supplies to its neighbour, the conflict has also served to underscore key questions on European energy security more broadly. David Koranyi assesses the established order before analysing Europe’s options for supply diversification, focusing totally on its central and southeastern regions.

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