My thanks to Jasmina Kos (Al Jazeera, Balkans) for moderating our panel, and to my friend and colleague Prof. Alan Riley, who joined us via video link from Brussels.
Also my thanks to the 12th Annual 2BS Forum, especially Azra Karastanovi, executive director of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro for the invitation. The Forum was an informative and especially sober event (i.e., more on how the state-crisis of Montenegro’s politically split ruling coalition played out even during the conference sessions in another post, soon.)
As for our panel, we discussed in some detail the reasons for Putin’s energy war against Europe, the likely reasons Russia would sabotage the Nord Stream pipelines, the status of the European struggle to replace Russian gas with other sources – and how bad might the crisis be during this and the next few winters, the question of the role of renewables, the role of conservation of gas and electricity use, and the potential for new-build nuclear power in Europe. Comments, corrections and critiques are most welcomed.
Here are links to the 2BS Forum site, to the three-day agenda of events, speakers and panels, and speakers. The keynote was delivered by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, by video from Kyiv. The forum was founded and is organized by The Atlantic Council of Montenegro.
Further: Photo Gallery | Livestream Link Day 1 | Livestream Link Day 2
You are also invited to download the latest Western Balkans Security Report 2022.
Best, Tom O’D.