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European Energy Security: Turkey's Future Role and Impact

Series: Energy, Climate and the Environment

By: Mehmet Efe Biresselioglu (Author)

216 pages, 49 illustrations, 2 maps, 26 tables


Hardback | Jun 2011 | #206344 | ISBN-13: 9780230252684
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NHBS Price: £57.99 $71/€65 approx

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European Energy Security identifies the EU's main energy security challenges and looks at Turkey's possible role in this policy area. By investigating the role of Turkey as a westward transit hub for hydrocarbons from the Greater Caspian region, Middle East and North Africa, Biresselioglu explores European and Turkish energy profiles.

In doing so he looks at the connection between geopolitics and energy security; the relationship between oil and natural gas resources and geography; the importance of the concept of energy security and the role of energy in foreign policy and international relations. Accordingly, the aim of European Energy Security is to determine what the challenges are to the future of Europe's energy security.


- Introduction
- Geopolitics and Energy Security: The Inevitable Connection
- Energy Security in the European Union: Challenges and Perspectives
- Greater Caspian Sea Area: A Major Alternative for European Energy Security?
- Turkish Foreign and Energy Policy after the Cold War
- Turkey's Role in European Energy Security
- Conclusion

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Mehmet Efe Biresselioglu is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and EU, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. He is a board member of the Turkish Energy and Climate Change Foundation.

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