Download PDF by Dr Harold Elletson, Kevin Rosner: Baltic Independence and Russian Foreign Energy Policy

By Dr Harold Elletson, Kevin Rosner

ISBN-10: 1905050364

ISBN-13: 9781905050369

Increasingly depending on Russian fuel imports and with negligible assets of family strength provide, the Baltic international locations were the objective of competitive Russian advertisement task and a sustained try and lock them right into a long term reliance on Russia. Now, as Baltic political leaders, strength experts and intelligence analysts examine their recommendations, the results for the safety and independence of the 3 ecu member states are a question of shock well past the Baltic. This sequence of stories establishes for the 1st time the confluence of Russian international coverage with the purchase of international strength resources through Russian entities. 9 particular state profiles specialise in the oil, fuel, electrical energy and nuclear strength industries. each one document written by means of an writer of overseas status, explains how Russian international power downstream mergers and acquisitions are transpiring to consolidate the recent Russian empire.

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Kevin Kerr, ‘Red Storm Rising’, The Daily Reckoning, 30 July 2005. 27. ITAR-TASS, 15 June 2004. 28. RIAN News Agency, 15 June 2004. 29. ‘Russia pledges energy security for Europe,’ AFP, 25 May 2006. 30. ITAR-TASS, 15 June 2004. 31. Declaration of the three Baltic Prime Ministers, text issued by the government of Lithuania, 27 February 2007. 32. Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy, Report on Baltic Sea Region, March 2005. 33. Export Information Administration, op cit. 34. In 2003, Butinge exported some 230,000 bbl/d of crude oil and counted on adding a further 30,000 bbl/d to export figures the following year.

It is, perhaps, particularly unwise when the source of supply is liable to disruption, whether through technical difficulty, terrorist activity or political sabre-rattling. However, this is a major concern for many countries, with much greater economic and even political exposure than the Baltic States, the United States being the most obvious example. Many countries, therefore, share the dilemma of the Baltic States. They all recognize that the best guarantee of security is diversity of supply.

Blank has been an Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Strategic Studies Institute since 1989. In 1998-2001 he was Douglas MacArthur Professor of Research at the War College. Prior to this appointment Dr. Blank was Associate Professor for Soviet Studies at the Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education of Air University at Maxwell AFB. Dr. A. D. are in Russian History from the University of Chicago.

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