Energy Security


The Ice Age: Russia and China’s Energy Cooperation in the Arctic

The development of the Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG 2 projects indicates that China has been and will remain Russia’s main foreign partner in Far North megaprojects for the foreseeable future. At the same time, Moscow is making a conscious effort to be less dependent on its partnership with Beijing.

Why LNG Didn’t Save Europe From an Energy Crisis

Russia has a unique chance to extend existing long-term contracts with Europe for both pipeline natural gas and LNG—and to agree new ones. Moscow’s export strategy, however, must be more flexible, more open, and accompanied by more friendly rhetoric if it is to seize the opportunity.

Podcast: What’s the Kremlin's Strategy on the European Energy Crunch?

Is the German regulator’s suspension of the certification process for Nord Stream 2 technical, or political? Why isn’t Gazprom cashing in while prices are so high, by sending additional gas to Europe? How does the Russian gas giant plan to deal with the global green energy transition?

Can COP26 Clear the Air Between Russia and the West?

Russia, it appears, wants to advance its own ecological agenda, but is not prepared to accept anyone else’s objectives.

After COP26: Russia’s Path to the Global Green Future

Russia is certainly now taking climate-related issues seriously, but even though a latecomer in embracing the climate change agenda, it will not simply accept the West’s or the EU’s lead. Rather, it will act in accordance with its national interests.

A Greener Russia? Moscow’s Agenda at the COP26 Climate Summit

Russia managed to formulate three climate principles ahead of COP26 that its delegation is promoting in Glasgow and, most likely, will continue to long after the summit ends.

Moldova’s Gas Crisis and Its Lessons for Europe

The Moldovan crisis has demonstrated that Gazprom’s price will not be higher than the price set by the European hubs, which makes Gazprom a supplier like any other, and may be lower, which could make Gazprom a preferred supplier in countries with weaker economies.

How Long Will the Russia–Moldova Gas Truce Last?

The gas crisis could be a moment of truth for Moldova, which has an opportunity to take energy security more seriously, root out sectoral corruption, implement energy efficiency projects, build capacity to operate on the European gas market, and enhance cooperation with Ukraine. Achieving all this would not exclude Russia, but it would make energy a market issue, rather than a geopolitical one.

Can Russia Really Solve Europe’s Gas Woes on Its Own?

How much additional gas is required to stabilize the European market, and are Russia and other key suppliers able to provide it?

How the Arms Control Approach Could Help Russia Tackle Climate Change

The right approach would probably be to create a special interagency coordinator under a senior official reporting directly to the head of state. It is vitally important that whoever heads the office is well respected by international partners: a worthy counterpart to the likes of John Kerry of the United States.
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