Energy Security in South-East Europe: Natural Recources as Causes of conflict or Building Stability

  • Roxana Andrei Ph.D. candidate University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece


The article will focus on the energy regional security complex of South-East Europe, exploring the potential of the pipelines projects to serve both as sources of fuelling conflicts and building stability in the region. The impact of the great powers and of the regional powers penetrating the complex, as well as pipelines diplomacy will be analysed in determining what is the causal relationship between access to natural resources and conflicts in the region, exploring both risks and threats to energy security. The key issue remains the energy security interdependence, both among the actors within the complex, as well as between them and the neighbouring subsystems and the great and regional powers.

Keywords: conflicts; energy security; natural resources; pipelines diplomacy; South-East Europe


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Author Biography

Roxana Andrei, Ph.D. candidate University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece


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