Russian Energy Security and Foreign Policy Published 6th May 2011 by Routledge - 256 pages
This book provides an original and thoroughly academic analysis of the link between Russian energy and foreign policies in Eurasia, as well as offering an interpretation of Russia's coherence on the international stage, seeking to understand Russia and explain its behaviour.
The authors analyse both energy and foreign policies together, in order to better grasp their correlation and gain deeper understanding of broader geopolitical issues in Eurasia at a time when things could go either way-towards producers or towards consumers. Questioning the concept of 'energy deterrence' which aims to fuel uncertainty in Russia's relations with its partners, as well as projecting its overall power on the international scene, this provocative volume seeks to stimulate debate on this very important issue.
Assessing the weight that energy has in Russia's foreign policy and in its pursuit of power on the international stage, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, energy politics, geopolitics and Russian and Central Asian Studies.
Adrian Dellecker is Research Assistant at the Russia/NIS Center (Ifri, Paris) and holds a Masters degree from the University of Sussex (UK). His current research focuses on Russian bilateral energy relations, particularly in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region, as well as the EU-Russia energy dialogue.
Thomas Gomart is head of the Russian/NIS Center at Ifri (French Institute of International Relations, Paris), and the editor of the trilingual electronic collection Russie.Nei.Visions. He also teaches at the Military Academy of Saint-Cyr.