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Russia’s Gas Network Diplomacy and Foreign Investment : Evaluation and Problems

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2012, 27(2), pp.299-330
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2012.27.2.010
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation

WOO. PyungKyun 1

1한양대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This paper’s purpose is focused on two points. One is to suggest Russia’s policies on gas pipe line in Central Asia-Caspian region. Beside Russian government, another actors’ behaviors like the government of Turkmenistan and Russian companies toward goals on gas program is also explained. From this analysis, it is pointed that each actors are acting with same pattern in the similar reality though their aims are different. The will of Russian government and Russian national company, Gazprom’s aim is not always same in the meaning of their strategy and value. The other purpose of this paper is to point out the problems of Russia’s long term strategies on energy under the conditions of the general situation of Russia’s foreign investment on energy. Supporting the Russian energy companies’ expansion became the primary motivation of Russian foreign policy toward Central Europe. While aspirations are constant, their success depends on the receptiveness of the host government. Socialist government of Poland and Hungary and populist governments of Slovakia tend to be more welcoming toward Russian expansion attempts than conservative governments of their countries. Moscow scored many more victories during times when the former were in power than during the latter. From Russian case, it is available that Russia as a regional great power and a energy power in Europe is very hardly to access to new investment market, as the experience for market entrance in Central Europe.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.