EU Gas Supplies Security: Russian and EU Perspectives, the Role of the Caspian, the Middle East and the Maghreb Countries
wiiw Research Report No. 367, December 2010
68 pages including 5 Tables, 9 Figures and 21 Maps
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It identifies the objectives and interests of the actors involved in this struggle: Russia, the EU, various EU members, the countries of the Caspian Basin (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan) and the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Egypt) as well as the Maghreb countries (Algeria, Libya).
It analyses in great detail the colliding interests of all actors at the intersection of business and (geo-) politics.
Keywords: energy security, EU, Russia, gas, Southern Gas Corridor, South Stream, Nabucco
JEL classification: F14, F59, L71, L78, L95, Q41
Research Areas: Sectoral studies