Putin vs Monnet: European Resilience, Energy and the Ukraine War [GGP]
As the Ukraine war escalates with no end in sight, Europe’s resilience is put to test. Nowhere is this clearer than in the energy sphere, where the crisis first created the perfect timing for Russia’s invasion and then became weaponised in the broader confrontation with the West. In fact, whereas the war is being fought militarily on Ukrainian soil, it unfolds also across different policy spheres in different regions. As far as energy is concerned, while the implications are global, the principal protagonists are the EU and Russia. In this confrontation, two interpretations of resilience come to the fore: pain endurance and transformation through crisis. Which one will prevail will shape the outcome of the war and the future of Europe.
The rest of this publication can be read here. Nathalie Tocci is Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen, independent and non-executive board member of the energy company Eni and Europe’s Futures fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM). She has been Special Advisor to EU High Representatives Federica Mogherini and Josep Borrell. In that capacity, she wrote the European Global Strategy and worked on its implementation. Published by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in the "IAI Papers" series.
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