Central Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy

Author
Franklin D. Kramer, John R. Lyman, Mihaela Carstei
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Atlantic Council
Abstract
Energy security presents quintessential geopolitical challenges. In Central Europe, achieving energy security can be a critical element for a continent seeking to resolve vestigial Cold War complexities with Russia and toward meeting 21st century challenges including balanced economic development, energy diversity and climate change. Central Europe, utilizing both European Union support and Western European national assistance and enhanced by United States technical assistance, can take five key steps that will go far toward resolving energy security challenges and help to reframe the geopolitics of the continent.
Topic
Security, Economics, Energy Policy, Oil, Natural Resources
Political Geography
Russia, United States, Europe