The NATO Pipeline System: a forgotten defence asset

Author
Dominik P. Jankowski
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
NATO Defense College
Abstract
Over the last decade, energy security has become a permanent element of NATO's strategic thinking, integrated into numerous NATO policies and activities. In fact, restoring the prominence of energy security within the Alliance was not easy, especially as this policy was considered primarily a question of national security in the post-Cold War era. It was only at the 2008 Bucharest Summit that NATO was given a dedicated, yet limited, mandate to work in this field. The mandate--based on a set of principles and guidelines--included information and intelligence sharing, cooperation on consequence management, and support for the protection of critical energy infrastructure.
Topic
Defense Policy, NATO, Energy Policy, European Union, Economy
Political Geography
Europe