Also by Alexandros Petersen
January 22, 2010
Why Tymoshenko Might Benefit EU Energy Security
This winter may not see a natural-gas crisis in Ukraine, but then again, the country's presidential election isn’t over. The outcome of the February 7 runoff may well determine whether the gas crises continue, and by extension, shape the future of European energy consumption.
July 24, 2009
It's Time To Get Serious On The Southern Corridor
Looking at media coverage of Nabucco, one would think the strategic project to bring Caspian gas to European markets while bypassing Russia was already under construction. But competing visions are still on track to eclipse EU and U.S.-backed ambitions.
April 14, 2009
Ukraine's Energy Power Struggle, Or Gas at Gunpoint
Ukraine’s gas industry is the playing field for the country’s internal political duels. If the EU wants to avoid being held hostage to continued chaos in Ukraine’s energy sector, it should offer Kyiv a real incentive for transparency and stability.
March 09, 2009
Regional Ties Are Key To Stability In South, Central Asia
Burgeoning links between the countries of Central and South Asia -- though impeded by the security vacuum in Pakistan and Afghanistan -- offer both important trade opportunities and an alternative to Russian regional dominance.
February 02, 2009
Europe Misses Another Energy Wake-Up Call
It has become cliche to say that the latest natural-gas row between Russia and Ukraine should be a wake-up call for the EU. A similar flap between Moscow and Kyiv in 2006 was supposed to have set off alarm bells. But, it did not. And, this latest crisis will not either.