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Problem med gasen: Vitrysslands och Ukrainas gaskonflikter med Ryssland 2004 respektive 2006

Norén, Fredrik LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The importance of energy security for modern economies has increased in recentyears. The role of energy security has lately also been closely attached to national security which has had an effect on the international political arena and nation’s foreign policies.
This bachelor thesis tries to analyze how the energy conflicts between Russia and Belarus (2004) and between Russian and Ukraine (2006) can be explained.
With the method of agreement the study first tries to find what common independent variable enabled the energy conflicts. Since 2005 Ukraine and Belarus have gone separated paths in many ways, especially in the relationship towards Russia and the west. The conclusion is that Ukraine’s and Belarus’ energy policies and... (More)
The importance of energy security for modern economies has increased in recentyears. The role of energy security has lately also been closely attached to national security which has had an effect on the international political arena and nation’s foreign policies.
This bachelor thesis tries to analyze how the energy conflicts between Russia and Belarus (2004) and between Russian and Ukraine (2006) can be explained.
With the method of agreement the study first tries to find what common independent variable enabled the energy conflicts. Since 2005 Ukraine and Belarus have gone separated paths in many ways, especially in the relationship towards Russia and the west. The conclusion is that Ukraine’s and Belarus’ energy policies and energy dependence on Russia are the most likely common variable that enabled the conflicts with Russia.
The second part analyzes the Russian motives. The conclusions are that more than the economic factor was at stake. The new Russian energy policy, the aspiration of influence in Ukraine and Belarus and the attempt to prevent a western expansion were all motives for Russia’s actions in the conflicts and were tried to be accomplish with the use of economic statecraft. (Less)
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author
Norén, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
energy security, energy conflict, economic statecraft, Ukraine, Belarus
language
Swedish
id
1405176
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 10:55:48
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2009-06-18 10:55:48
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  abstract     = {The importance of energy security for modern economies has increased in recentyears. The role of energy security has lately also been closely attached to national security which has had an effect on the international political arena and nation’s foreign policies.
     This bachelor thesis tries to analyze how the energy conflicts between Russia and Belarus (2004) and between Russian and Ukraine (2006) can be explained.
     With the method of agreement the study first tries to find what common independent variable enabled the energy conflicts. Since 2005 Ukraine and Belarus have gone separated paths in many ways, especially in the relationship towards Russia and the west. The conclusion is that Ukraine’s and Belarus’ energy policies and energy dependence on Russia are the most likely common variable that enabled the conflicts with Russia.
     The second part analyzes the Russian motives. The conclusions are that more than the economic factor was at stake. The new Russian energy policy, the aspiration of influence in Ukraine and Belarus and the attempt to prevent a western expansion were all motives for Russia’s actions in the conflicts and were tried to be accomplish with the use of economic statecraft.},
  author       = {Norén, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {energy security,energy conflict,economic statecraft,Ukraine,Belarus},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Problem med gasen: Vitrysslands och Ukrainas gaskonflikter med Ryssland 2004 respektive 2006},
  year         = {2009},
}