The West’s New Energy Corridors-the Ukraine and Trans-Caucasus: Present State and Future Geopolitical Implications

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
12:00 pm
Room 1219 International Affairs Building

Vasili Rukhadze (Visiting Scholar, Harriman Institute)

This presentation will explore how Ukraine can diversify its energy supply and use its role as a major energy corridor-country to strengthen its independence and democratic institutions. The talk will also analyze the future prospects for Ukraine to transport Trans-Caspian (Kazakh oil and Turkmen natural gas) energy supplies to Europe via its territory and increase its geopolitical weight even more.