Wednesday, December 12
SILK ROAD FORUM with Matthew Bryza
The EU's Southern Energy Corridor: Is It Happening?
Achieving the diversification of energy supply is a main goal of European energy policy. Work to bring greater amounts of oil, and particularly natural gas, from the Caspian region and the Middle East to Europe has been years in the making, with both accomplishments and disappointments. This year, the agreement on a Trans-Anatolian pipeline was a major step in bringing the vision of a Southern Corridor closer to reality. We need to ask however, what are the real prospects of bringing Caspian, and especially Turkmen gas to Europe? Is the necessary political leadership present to overcome the many challenges that remain?
Matthew Bryza was appointed Director of the International Center for Defense Studies in 2012. He has previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for the South Caucasus and Turkey, and as the Director for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. National Security Council.
Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka. For a map and directions, please go here.
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