RUSI JournalVolume 159Issue 2members only

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


The crisis in Ukraine highlights the need for Europe to diversify its energy sources

As the Crimean crisis continues to develop, it is 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 simply cut off these crucial supplies to its neighbour, the conflict has also served to underscore key questions about European energy security more broadly. David Koranyi assesses the status quo before analysing Europe’s options for

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