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Russia's Energy Policy: Security Dimensions and Russia's Reliability as an Energy Supplier (Rysslands Energipolitki: Saekerhetpolitska Dimensioner och Paelitlighet som Energileverantoer).


PB2007106453

Publication Date 2006
Personal Author Larsson, R. L.
Page Count 362
Abstract The objective of this study is to elucidate Russia's role as a strategic energy supplier by analyzing its energy policy from a security political perspective while the aim is to assess the question of whether Russia is a reliable supplier of energy. This is done by focusing on Russia's resource base, its perceptions, domestic market management, the state's control of the energy sector, Russia's foreign energy relations and its energy levers. The conclusions are that Russia's political reliability as an energy supplier depends on the time perspective, the receiver and the context. Further usage of the energy levers will likely be aimed at the former Soviet states, but Europe may well be affected. Beyond doubts, Russia's coercive energy policy should be understood in a long-term geopolitical and strategic context under which political, economic and market drivers coexist. Russia has strategic priorities to keep its influence over the CIS and its energy policy is one of the means used for this reason. The international competition for Russia's resources is a future key factor. As a result, fictions may arise both between Russia and consumers, and between various consumers. The negative democratic trends in combination with Russia's structural instability and un predictability in policy underscore that the magnitude of uncertainties concerning Russia's development are much higher than it first seems.
Keywords
  • Energy suppliers
  • Russia
  • Roles
  • Security policies
  • Energy security
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Pipelines
  • Commodities
  • Consumers
  • Reliability
  • Strategic energy supplier
  • Security political perspective
Source Agency
  • Foreign Technology-Studsvik Energiteknik AB
Corporate Authors Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm. Aeronautics Division.
Supplemental Notes Summary in Swedish.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200712
Russia's Energy Policy: Security Dimensions and Russia's Reliability as an Energy Supplier (Rysslands Energipolitki: Saekerhetpolitska Dimensioner och Paelitlighet som Energileverantoer).
Russia's Energy Policy: Security Dimensions and Russia's Reliability as an Energy Supplier (Rysslands Energipolitki: Saekerhetpolitska Dimensioner och Paelitlighet som Energileverantoer).
PB2007106453

  • Energy suppliers
  • Russia
  • Roles
  • Security policies
  • Energy security
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Pipelines
  • Commodities
  • Consumers
  • Reliability
  • Strategic energy supplier
  • Security political perspective
  • Foreign Technology-Studsvik Energiteknik AB
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