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Energy and foreign policy: EU-Russia energy dynamics

Hadfield, Amelia (2008) Energy and foreign policy: EU-Russia energy dynamics. In: Smith, Steve and Hadfield, Amelia and Dunne, Tim, eds. Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-921529-4. (doi:10.1093/hepl/9780198708902.003.0023) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This chapter examines the role of energy in foreign policy by focusing on Russia’s decision in 2006 to temporarily stop the flow of natural gas to the Ukraine, along with its impact on European markets. It first explains how energy contributes to national prosperity and underwrites national security, noting that states now desire energy security in the same way that they desire military and economic security. It then considers the political significance of energy during the post-Cold War years before discussing the ‘gas spat’ between Russia and Ukraine. It also explores the European energy insecurity dilemma that followed the spat and shows that much of the current tensions afflicting Europe and Russia are driven by an inability to manage energy security as a potent area of foreign policy.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/hepl/9780198708902.003.0023
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: T.M.J. Vandenkendelaere
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 14:47 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 15:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24669 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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