Energy Relations in Asia

The aim of the course is to broaden students' knowledge of energy relations in Asia and make them familiar with latest trends in this field. During the course, energy policies of the main actors (China, Russia, India, Japan ...) will be introduced together with milestones that change current trends and contribute to the dynamic development of energy relations both within and outside the region. The course discusses the link between different energy security dimensions, such as the long-standing emphasis of states on the security of fossil fuel supplies over the environmental impact of existing policies, and the need to ensure energy security in synergy with economic growth and persisting energy poverty. From a theoretical point of view, the course works mainly with the "strategic approach" to energy security, which is used in selected lectures to analyze the energy policies of China, Russia and Japan.