New article by Hedvika and Martin on Gazprom´s behaviour in Asia
In the last issue of Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS) journal Hedvika and Martin published an article on activities of Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom on Asian markets. The text examines the company´s behaviour and its compliance with Russian foreign policy goals. For the sake of the analysis, the authors developed a behavioural model for assessing Russian Eastern Energy Policy with a special regard to Sino-Russian Relations. >>
New course on Russia-CEE relations by Martin will start in the upcoming academic year
Martin is opening new course that tackles the complex energy relations between Russia and Central and Eastern European countries. The course builds on the ongoing research project on Russian energy investment and foreign energy policy activities in the region and as such it is going to offer a first hand-experience with energy governance in the region as well as up-to-date information regarding the issue in question. The course has just been approved by the Department and will be offered in Spring 2017. Don't miss it!

Petr at ISA conference in Atlanta and at INSNA Sunbelt Conference in Newport Beach
Petr Ocelík has presented at International Studies Association conference in Atlanta and INSNA Sunbelt conference in Newport Beach. The first contribution titled “Energy Interdependence and Liberal Peace: A Multiplex Network Perspective“ focused on the role of energy commodity flows in international conflict. The second contribution titled “Climate Change Policy Networks in the Czech Republic” is part of an international project Comparing Climate Change Networks (COMPON) that maps sociopolitical context of climate change policies formation as well as coalitions of actors involved in this process. >>
New study on Russian energy activities in the CEE by Tomáš and Martin
The study analyses activities of Russian state-owned energy companies in the region of the Central and Eastern Europe and offers a complex analysis of their behavioural patterns with regard to the operational environment. The main incentives for making this study were traditionally strong ties between the Russian Federation and the region as well as currently worsening relations between Russia and the West, especially with regard to the crisis in Ukraine. The study focuses on the sectors of nuclear energy and natural gas where Russian influence is perceived as especially sensitive. The aim of the study was to find out whether Russian state-owned enterprises in the aforementioned sectors can be perceived as foreign policy tools. >>

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