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Without ensuring its energy security, Europe will not have enough tools to be a serious global player. The answer to the question “Is Europe ensuring its energy security?” is negative. If current trends continue, Europe will be more energy thirsty and more dependent on unreliable suppliers. On the other hand, attempts to build alternative energy supply routes for European markets face opposition by Russia. This paper argues that the EU should develop a common European Energy policy, collaborate with NATO in securing routes of supply from asymmetric threats, integrate energy rich countries like Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan into Euro-Atlantic structures, and develop stronger dialogue with Russia.

 

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Khazar Ibrahim
Khazar Ibrahim
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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