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Algeria: Europe’s New Energy Supplier and Russia’s Long-Time Arms Buyer

Since Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, Europe has sought to wean itself of the dependence on Russian energy, looking for alternatives to Russian-sourced oil and gas. Although Germany has proven hesitant to follow suite, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France have begun diversifying their options and hunting for new energy suppliers among the oil and gas rich ...


Russia and Turkey: State and Prospects of Energy Cooperation

Working Paper No. 63 Working Paper No. 63 Cooperation in the energy sector is one of the most important facets of Russian foreign policy. Interaction in this area helps to develop mutually beneficial trade relations and ensure the energy security of Russia and its partners. Energy cooperation between Russia and ...


China’s Energy Crisis

To remove local administrative barriers for power interchanges and to switch the energy sector to a flexible market pricing system would be wise for the energy systems to see better adaptability In September–October 2021, more than 20 of China’s provinces, autonomous regions and direct-administered municipalities (hereinafter ...


Who Will Solve the Kyrgyz–Tajik Energy Crisis?

The two Central Asian states seem to be in a predicament, where increased investment on the energy sector is needed During October, the Toktogul Reservoir, the main supporting pillar of the largest HPP in Kyrgyzstan, reported a record low of 12.3 billion cubic meters of water, which is significantly below the 19-billion cubic meter capacity....


Energy Sector in Spain: Current State and Future Prospects

Introduction Europe’s energy transition is under scrutiny following the region’s soaring electricity prices and the scarcity of fossil fuels. The inadequacy of renewable energies to efficiently respond to these problems has become apparent. Is it necessary to increase the ...


A Renaissance of Fossil Fuels: Consequences of Europe’s Energy Market Panic

... that winter 2021–2022 will come to be mild As the next UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) approaches, calls from the international community to step up the efforts to combat climate change are getting ever louder. While the issue of renewable energy sources has been high on the agenda for most developed economies for quite a while now, the only agent of radical change seems to be some serious crisis—something that would push the energy community out of their comfort zone. This time has seemingly ...


Interests of Russia and UK on the Green Agenda Were Discussed at the RIAC–RUSI–E3G Workshop

On September 21, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) held workshop (chatham house format) on green agenda approaches and energy transition. The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations” On September 21, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services ...


Russia: Towards a Balance of Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean

... interests between global and regional powers, and the need to stabilise the region Research interest in Russia’s role in the Eastern Mediterranean region remains high. The increasing Russian presence in the Eastern Mediterranean is explained by energy and security issues. It is noted that Moscow has opted for a more balanced policy of maintaining non-aligned relations. This approach implies political risks, but it appears to be working in terms of the flexibility of Russian policy in the face ...


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