Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This essay analyzes external energy policy as a product of institutional dynamics within the EU. The Commission treats energy purely as a commodity and chooses a market approach to shape energy policy. The Council could add the geopolitical dimension to EU external energy security but lacks uni states.  While there are regions where the external market approach makes sense (e.g. Western Balkans), it is a tall order to expect this approach to address EU enthe success stories in mixture between the two approaches was active U.S. engagement in building the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline. The project’s success has implications for European external energy policy-making, especially for projects in the Caspian region.

 

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Manja Vidic
Manja Vidic
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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