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Resilience and Conflict in European Natural Gas Relations

Controversy surrounds the construction of the Russian-German Nord Stream pipeline as well as the proposed South Stream pipeline.  Measuring the utility of these pipelines and gauging their value be it economic, utilitarian or security in orientation has been problematic until now.  Edward Christie of the Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies provides an adept analysis that clarifies these issues and sets the stage for further analysis of third-country pipelines coming into the European Union and their potential utility for enhancing  European energy supply security. 


The Relationship Between Energy Infrastructure Attacks and Crude Oil Prices

Over the Period 2004-2008 contributors Jennifer Giroux and Carolin Hilpert maintain that, in addition to accelerating global demand for oil, there was a direct correlation between EI attacks and increasing global energy prices driven by traders and speculators who viewed EI targeting as a threat to supply and, perhaps, an exploitable opportunity to inflate prices. Price volatility has also been accelerated by fundamental changes in the structure of oil markets and a weakening in regulatory oversight these markets once received.


Using Public-Private Partnerships to Improve International Energy Infrastructure Security

Bruce Averill, former Senior Coordinator for Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection Policy at the U.S. Department of State, says there is a disconnect between the industrial security function and the challenges faced by governments in protecting their critical industries from energy terrorism. Bridging this gap requires closer public-private partnerships in improving security at overseas energy facilities.


European Energy Infrastructure Protection: Addressing the Cyber-warfare Threat

European Energy Infrastructure Protection: Addressing the Cyber-warfare Threat

The threat of a "digital Pearl Harbor" is on our door-step according to European security and defense research carried out by the Center for European Security Strategies (CESS) in Munich and Berlin. In a sobering analysis by Drs. Nerlich and Umbach, this first glimpse into the "Octavio-Project", a research project executed for the European Commission, demonstrates in particular the vulnerabilities that Europe's gas supply system and control centers may confront from cyber-attack.


Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: NATO's Enduring Energy Challenge

Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: NATO's Enduring Energy ChallengeThis November marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. It defines the fundamental success of NATO’s enduring purpose to safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means. To paraphrase a statement by US President Obama, now is not the time to pat ourselves on the back but now is the time to get down to the work at hand.


US Energy Security Council RT discussion

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