There are two aspects of energy diplomacy. One is the provision of energy resources and positioning of the country concerning energy security and international partners. On the other hand, it can be used as an instrument of foreign agenda, by influencing governments and policymakers, meaning as a tool of (their) diplomacy.
Energy resources are vital in providing basic human needs such as food, water, and lighting. The modern world relies on resources from transportation to agriculture. The purpose of Energy diplomacy is to safeguard energy security, which is closely tied to overall security and prosperity.
Due to environmental problems and global warming, the main focus of energy diplomacy is clean energy from renewable sources.
Impact of Russia’s Foreign Energy Policy on Small European States’ Security. Case Study: The Baltic States
Russia is the main energy supplier for Europe and Europe is the biggest market for Russian energy sources. This interdependency is the main cause for complicated energy relations between the EU, that is struggling to merge divergent interests of its 27 unequal members ... Read more...