Cyprus: The New Key to European Energy Security?


By Robbie Gramer

The European Union’s dithering response to Russia’s invasion of Crimea can be blamed in large part on Europe’s overdependence on Russian energy imports. In response, EU leaders met on March 21 to discuss diversifying its energy sources, including seeking natural gas supplies from the United States to supplant Russia’s grip over European energy markets. Yet Europe will also need to search its own backyard for alternate supplies given the significant time and investment it would take to establish a supply route from the United States capable of usurping Russia’s supply.

A tribune of Hague

By Askar Muminov

Nursultan Nazarbayev during the Nuclear Security Summit in Hague stated that Kazakhstan would not suffer from the sanctions towards Russia, and would proceed with multi-vector policy and strive to hold a similar Summit in the Republic of Kazakhstan.