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Europe’s Dependence on Russian Energy

January 27, 2022

Episode Notes:

For Europe, Russia is a geopolitical antagonist and chief source of oil and natural gas. This contradiction has become increasingly clear in the past few months, as soaring European energy prices complicate Western efforts to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. For more on the link between European energy security and the Ukraine crisis, we’re joined today on the Warcast by Dr. Emily Holland. Emily is an assistant professor in the Russia Maritime Studies Institute at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, U.S. Naval War College.

[ 00:51 ] Current state of crisis
[ 02:17 ] Scale of dependence on Russian oil and gas
[ 04:41 ] Alternatives to Russia
[ 07:05 ] Germany's anti-nuclear position
[ 08:43 ] Next steps

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