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Anna Tikhonova

Anna Tikhonova is a recipient of Boutmy scholarship of excellence at L'Institut d'études politiques Sciences Po Paris, where she is currently doing her Master degree in International Energy. This blog dedicated to geopolitics of energy will look at the current challenges faced by the energy sector with regards to technological issues, political interpellations and economic realities.

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June 5, 2017

Today, 24% of global electricity is generated from RES, and this number is expected to reach about 60% by 2040. Nevertheless, despite the active growth in global capacity, RES role in the power sector is challenged by the rigidity of current grid systems…

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October 9, 2016

In May 2014, in the aftermath of Russia-Ukrainian crisis, the European  Commission adopted European Energy Security Strategy, establishing two  pillars of European security of supply: prevention and mitigation. The  main goal was to…

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October 9, 2016

Today, Russia remains the second largest gas producer after the US.  However, its leverage ability is being challenged by the slowdown of  world economy (stemming from 2008 crisis and decreasing growth of the  Chinese economy,in…

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July 23, 2016

  A well-known British documentary “Age 7 in the USSR” portrays the children living in various locations of the country as very articulate, familiar with history and well educated. However, today, interpreting a famous saying of…

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June 7, 2016

For now, what makes flaring a legitimate issue on the Russian agenda is the embarrassment of the Russian government for the internationally broadcasted satellite images of APG released in Siberia that “challenges China’s Great wall as the…

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June 7, 2016

Historically, APG (associated petroleum gas) was considered to be a waste byproduct rather than a valuable fuel what entailed a wide-spread practice of venting and gas flaring popular with most gas producing countries. While venting usually…

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April 7, 2016

Turkish Stream was conceived in 2014 following Russia’s cancellation of South Stream which became a casualty of Russia-Ukrainian conflict and faced high opposition from the EU with regard to its anti-monopoly laws. The original plan for landfall in…

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April 1, 2016

LNG exports: Mr. Obama’s campaign promise? There is nothing new about the gas export from the United States. Canada, Mexico and Japan have been receiving American gas for almost a century. However, shale revolution came out as a surprise not…

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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