NATO’s Operation Active Endeavour patrolling against terrorism and piracy (Photo:dpa)

Defence: Does NATO have a role to play in energy security?

Increasing threats by global terrorists are posing new challenges to the world’s security. GIS expert, Dr Frank Umbach's briefing looks at how NATO is adopting new ways to protect our energy supplies.

A NEW strategic concept covering energy security is one of several non-traditional security challenges facing the 28 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

Energy had been discussed with partner countries at many NATO conferences since the first Russian-Ukrainian gas crisis in January 2006, when Russia cut off all gas supplies to Ukraine following a long-running dispute over prices and the costs of transit. This spi...

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Dr. Frank Umbach
NATO has recognised for a long time that energy security and disruption of oil supplies could affect the Alliance’s security interests
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