We explore the state of energy security in Europe today, Ukraine, and Russia’s important roles in the energy market. How have gas supply policies affected the recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine, how likely is a Russian shut-off of Ukrainian energy, and what does the future of energy security in Europe look like? To answer these questions and more, we are joined by Mr. Nikos Tsafos.
Nikos Tsafos is the James R. Schlesinger Chair in Energy and Geopolitics with the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In this role, he oversees work on managing the geopolitics of energy and climate change, advancing industrial policies for clean energy, ensuring a just transition for workers and communities, and equipping U.S. foreign policy and the multilateral system to deal with climate change and the energy transition. Nikos has written extensively on the geopolitics of energy and natural gas; the political economy of hydrocarbon states; European climate policy; sustainable cities and mobility; the pace and trajectory of the energy transition; and the geopolitics of energy in the Arctic, Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, and Southeast Asia.