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What was Russia's rationale for expropriation of Ukrainian Black Sea gas resources? Blog post by Maksym Bugriy

20.12.2016

In November, as part of PSSI's Economic and Financial Threat Program, a closed-door roundtable was held on Russia's oil-and gas-driven militarization of Crimea and the Black Sea, which featured NATO officials and Ukrainian energy experts among the speakers. Since July, Russia has been moving expropriated Ukrainian drill rigs that are presently the most technologically advanced in the region (namely, "Petro Hodovanets" and "Ukraine") and other energy infrastructure under armed guard into Crimean waters (now claimed by Russia), a Ukrainian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extending out 370 kilometers into the Black Sea.

For this purpose, Maksym Bugriy, Research Fellow at the Razumkov Centre (Ukraine) and non-resident analyst with the Jamestown Foundation in Washington D.C., wrote a piece titled Russia's Rationale for Expropriation of Ukrainian Black Sea Gas Resources, in which he interprets the role of the Black gas fields as an important strategic objective in planning the annexation of Crimea. He also considers the "profiteering" logic behind this move and delves into potential consequences. It is concluded that in the foreseeable future Moscow is likely to exert considerable pressure to littoral and regional states, as well as exploit the increasingly fractured transatlantic partnership, which can lead to attracting investment partners, and thus critically important technology.

You can read Mr. Bugriy's piece here

New Study on Cyber Security and the Financial Sector in the Czech Republic

15.01.2020

The Prague Security Studies Institute has published a new study focusing on cyber security in the financial sector.  The aim of the report is to demonstrate the latest legislative and regulatory developments in the field of cyber security ... more »

New Study Compares Strategic Communication in the Czech Republic and Poland

05.01.2020

In a world characterised by the decline of traditional media and the expansion of social networks, strategic communication is an invaluable tool for building trust between citizens and state institutions.  This study aims to map and compare ... more »

PSSI Publishes Summary Report from its Fifth Space Security Conference

19.12.2019

On December 19, 2019, PSSI released the Summary Report from PSSI’s Fifth Space Security Conference that was convened in Prague on June 9-11, 2019, in partnership with the Japan’s Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSICE), the European ... more »

PSSI Takes Part in the 2019 EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

13.12.2019

PSSI takes part in the eighth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference that is taking place in Brussels on December 13-14, 2019. The aim of the Conference is to contribute to the implementation of the EU Global Strategy by ... more »

PSSI Contributes to the Security Sector Symposium in Prague

13.12.2019

PSSI’s Program Director, Petr Lang, and Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the Security Sector Symposium that was held in Prague on 12-13 December 2019. The event was organized jointly by the Charles University’s ... more »

PSSI Contributes to EUNPDC Ad Hoc Seminar on Space Safety, Security and Sustainability

09.12.2019

PSSI contributed to an Ad Hoc Seminar of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium that took place in Brussels on December 9, 2019. The goal of this seminar was an international exchange concerning ongoing initiatives to promote the safety, ... more »