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Need for developing our new generation of business leaders

24 June in ENERGY ACADEMY

Published by Hurriyet Daily News | Date: June/30/2014Authors:Mehmet Öğütçü, Executive Chair, The Bosphorus Energy Club,Andrew Roscoe, Head, Egon Zehnder Limited  [caption id="attachment_1719" align="alignleft" width="200"] Mehmet Öğütçü[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1781" align="alignleft" width="200"] Andrew Rescoe[/caption] We have a serious gap in world-class leadership in both governments and corporates. With changing times, the old qualities of personal charisma, God-gifted stature, and the power to mobilise people and get things done still matter – but they are no longer enough. As the world economy, business, technology and...

The Syria Conflict and the Geopolitics of the Region

24 June in ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Published  by: IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2014 print issue.  Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Head, MENA Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham,  House, London. The Syrian civil war had forced 2.7 million Syrians to register as refugees outside the country between 2011 and May 2014. This is equivalent to more than half the number of Palestinians registered as refugees as a result of the 66-year Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Moreover, the situation has continued to worsen: the UN High Commissioner...

New York Energy Young Leaders: Top Ten

19 June in Young Leaders in Energy

breakingenergy.com |  June 19, 2014 By JARED ANDERSON Whether designing advertising campaigns, building data sets for energy use or financing groundbreaking new generation technologies, the scope for partaking in the energy business in New York is huge. This list identifies those young people in energy who are already making it here in the energy business, and who show every sign of staying on as leaders as their careers evolve.  Breaking Energy worked with the New York Energy Week leadership to...

Can Iraq Be Saved?

17 June in ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Published by: nationalinterest.org Zalmay Khalilzad,June 17, 2014. "The situation in Iraq, as well as the one in Syria, demonstrates that the United States cannot wish away the problems of the Middle East." The sudden fall of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and large swaths of the country’s Sunni regions to groups of insurgents and extremists spearheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a grim manifestation of the failure of the country’s leaders to implement a...

Bosphorus Energy Club’s 27 June 2014

17 June in EVENTS & ACTIONS, LATEST

[icon icon="home" size="large" color="#1576ba" bgcolor="#ffffff"] Sait Halim Pasha Palace, Yeniköy, Istanbul   Energy, Investment and Geopolitics   [tabs] [tab title="OVERVIEW"] [divider border="small" color="#1576ba" icon="chevron-right"] The Bosphorus Energy Club, a discreet gathering of government and business leaders in energy, investment and geopolitics, is reconvening in view of the dynamic changes unfolding in our region. The discussions will start with exchanges on where the global energy is heading towards, the regional energy geopolitics around the Bosphorus i.e. Russia and Ukraine, East Mediterranean, Arab world, Iran, Kurdish Regional Government and Iraq, and TANAP...

TURKMENISTAN’S ASIAN PIVOT: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN ENERGY DYNAMIC*

13 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Published by Caspian Center for Energy and EnvironmentJune 2014 | No.7 Background In the past month, the international spotlight has been on the 400 billion USD gas deal reached between Russia and China. In the context of broader geo-political and economic developments, though, this focus has neglected to properly account for the ambitious announcement made by the Turkmen President during his visit to China, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated that the country would boost its natural gas exports to...

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Preliminary Reflections on Turkey’s Policy

10 June in ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Published by The German Marshall Fund of the United States - June 6, 2014 - By Şaban Kardaş.Summary: Turkey realizes that the Russia-Ukraine crisis has to be dealt with through the involvement of the major powers, and it is acting accordingly. Turkey has warned against the “domino effects” of the Crimean crisis, reflecting its deep fears that the crisis might inflame other frozen conflicts in the region. Though objecting to the Russian annexation of Crimea, Turkey has stopped...

EU-Turkish Energy Relations in the Context of EU Accession Negotiations: Focus on Natural Gas

05 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

David Koranyi and Nicolò Sartori Abstract The European Union (EU) and Turkey have been on a divergent path over the past five years, but energy security is one of those sectors where the two partners would clearly benefit from closer cooperation. This paper explores energy relations between Turkey and the EU in the context of EU accession talks, focusing on natural gas as a strategic component of these relations. Turkey is in an ambiguous situation when it comes to its role as a strategic...

The Turkey-KRG Energy Partnership: Assessing Its Implications

05 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Massimo Morelli and Costantino Pischedda Dr. Morelli is a professor of economics and political science at Columbia University. Mr. Pischedda is a PhD candidate in political science at Columbia. Ten years after the U.S. invasion and two years after the complete with drawal of American forces from its soil, Iraq faces a number of challenges to its long-term stability and development. These range from corruption to poor public services, from rising terrorist violence to ethnosectarian tensions in the context of a complex powersharing system. An important, but often overlooked,...

EU’s external energy governance: Amultidimension alanalysis of the southern gas corridor

05 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Faig Galib Abbasov  University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland road, Sheffield S10 2TU, UnitedKingdom The major objective of this paper is to apply a multidimensional lens to the E uropeanUnion's(EU's) vision to the yet to be establish Southern Gas Corridor. Iwill argue that,the EU's natural gas vision towards the Caspian basin is b ased not only on bringing additional gas volumes to the EU markets in order to ensur ephysical security of supply.It is rather multidimensional external governance geared, firstly, towards absorbing all the actors along...

Geopolitical Market Concentration (GMC) Risk of Turkish Crude Oil and Natural Gas Imports

05 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Özgür  Arslan-Ayaydin and Inna Khagleeva Abstract This chapter explores the geopolitical risk of Turkey’s crude oil and natural gas diversification portfolios. We use the methodology of Chaterjee (Strateg Anal 36(1):145–165, 2012) to forecast the Geopolitical Market Concentration (GMC) risk of Turkey’s diversification portfolios under worst and best case scenarios. Our analysis is based on the market shares and the political stability of countries supplying crude oil and natural gas to Turkey. The results are robust to the choice of parameters in the double exponential...

Re-examining Turkey’s Potential of Becoming a Natural Gas Transit Hub

04 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Mehmet Baha Karan, C. Coşkun Küçüközmen, and Arif Aktürk Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the potential for Turkey to play a role as a natural gas hub in view of its location adjacent to the most important gas producer and energy consuming countries. In spite of the importance of the location of Turkey for the energy security of the EU, the current gas stream to Turkey and infrastructure are inadequate due to technical, political and economic factors affecting...

Iran, Natural Gas and Asia’s Energy Needs: A Spoiler for Sanctions?

04 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Stephen G. Carter Carter: Iran, Natural Gas and Asia’s Energy Needs Dr. Carter is a research affiliate with the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Demand for natural gas in Asia has grown steadily during the past decade and is expected to increase considerably in the next 20 years. This growth in demand has paralleled an increasingly aggressive regime of international sanctions on Iran over its nuclear-weapons program. Considering the importance of maintaining economic pressure and...

Challenges and Opportunities in Nuclear Energy: Promising Option in Turkey?

04 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Electrical, Electronic Science and Engineering Vol:7 No:2, 2013 I. Mahariq, I. Arpacı Abstract—Dramatic growth in the population requires a parallel increase in the total installed capacity of electricity. Diversity, independency of resources and global warming call for installing renewable and nuclear energy plants. Several types of energy plants exist in Turkey; however, nuclear energy with its several attractive features is not utilized at all. This study presents the available energy resources...

Turkey-Kurdish Regional Government Relations After the U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq: Putting the Kurds on the Map?

03 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

- Published by www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army- Authored by Bill Park. - Added March 12 2014- The withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq at the end of 2011 left behind a set of unresolved problems in the relationship between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and the Federal Government in Baghdad, compounded by Erbil’s subsequent pursuit of an energy relationship with Turkey. This has deepened both Turkish-Iraqi and regional sectarian tensions and, along with developments in Syria, has raised the...

Turkish-US Energy Partnership II

02 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Published by Hurriyet Daily News | June/02/2014MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ, PAUL MICHAEL WIHBEY For both Washington and Ankara, the stakes are high, possibly higher than many experts and officials in the two capitals realize. Not only is a new Eurasian economic partnership of significant proportions emerging to the north and east of Turkey’s borders, but the shift in the global balance of power emanating from this new energy-driven partnership could send powerful and consequential reverberations into the Caspian and Middle...