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From Ukraine to Southeast Asia, via the Middle East, energy continues to be a major geopolitical issue, and an important IISS research strand in an era of climate change.
Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security
Dr Pierre Noël presented the key findings of an IISS research project looking at the economic implications of maritime insecurity in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
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16 September 2014.
In responding to the Ukraine security crisis, the European Union should have done whatever it could to insulate the Russia–Europe gas relationship from foreign-policy tension. By opposing South Stream, the pipeline system that would bypass Ukraine as a gas-transit country, it has done the exact opposite.
Understandably enough, EU leaders state that they are unwilling to cooperate with Moscow at Kiev’s expense. They appear to have suddenly realised that a bypassed...
09 September 2014.
Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic & Energy Security, IISS Pierre Noel discusses Europe’s reliance on Russian gas, the significance of Russia’s trade pact with China and the possibility of a gas crisis between Europe and Russia with Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on 'On The Move.'
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Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, will discuss 'The International System and the Ukraine Crisis' in the first plenary session of the 2014 IISS Global...
01 September 2014.
By Pierre Noel, Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow in Economic and Energy Security
The crisis in Ukraine is relevant to Asia, both politically and in terms of energy security. Politically, it illustrates the fact that economic interdependence may not prevent states taking decisive action if they feel that core national security interests are at stake in a dispute. In terms of energy security, a collapse of the trade in natural gas between Russia...
08 June 2014.
IISS and Norwegian Embassy Panel Discussion
Dr Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy, IISS
Dr Pierre Noel, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS
Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Regional Security, IISS-Middle East
Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
St Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Sunday 08 June 2014
04 June 2014.
Pierre Noël, senior fellow for economic and energy security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discusses the Ukraine crisis with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television's 'First Up.'
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31 May 2014.
Resource and maritime security are prominent on the agenda at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. The choice of topics is timely in light of recent tensions in the South China Sea, sparked by the deployment of an offshore oil rig by China National Offshore Oil Corporation in waters claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi. Access to energy, especially natural gas, is certainly a factor in Beijing’s position on the South China...
19 May 2014.
Ensuring access to foreign oil has lost its dominance in Beijing’s energy-policy debates.
19 May 2014.
Asia’s reliance on international, seaborne energy trade is conducive to strategic cooperation. Whether this will outweigh strategic competition is far from certain.
12 May 2014.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS
Monday 12 May 2014
09 May 2014.
Asia drives global energy-consumption growth; Asia will dominate the global seaborne energy trade; Energy Imports as a source of security; Competition for energy resources; Sea lines of communication and access to markets; Maritime territorial disputes and energy security; Conclusion
With fundamental changes in the political and economic balances at a global and regional level, it is not a coincidence that as India ‘looks West’, the GCC too is looking East, to India.
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