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European Energy Security

January 12, 2009

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In what Russia claims to be a purely commercial dispute, Gazprom cut off gas to Ukraine, disrupting supplies across Europe. However, some suggest that Russia’s real aim is to exploit European dependence on Russian gas (see chart) in order to divide Europe and undermine its pro-Western neighbor. The following articles discuss the geopolitical implications of Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

Noël: Beyond Dependence-How to Deal with Russian Gas

Beehner: Russia’s Energy Disputes

Economist: Russia and Ukraine-Cold Shoulders

Editorial: Mr. Putin’s Cold War

Johnson: Oil Trouble Spots

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