Dr Natalie Slobodian is the Honorary Member of the Board Security Expert Centre and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program. She is a Habilitated Doctor of Human Sciences in world history and obtained her degree at the Historical Sciences Faculty at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Her postdoctoral thesis was “The foreign policy of the United States and the Russian Federation in the Persian Gulf,” focusing on energy policy and terrorism.
Dr Slobodian previously worked as a member of the Energy Department at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is also a former member of the Public Council at the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. Dr Slobodian has cooperated with the Pulaski Foundation and the National Centre for Strategic Studies in Poland. Additionally, she was awarded a scholarship by the Skubiszewski Foundation.
Dr. Slobodian served as team leader of the research project "Single gas market and energy security in the Visegrad states: models, challenges and perspectives," "Analysis of the quality of reforms and their cross-sectoral impact in Ukraine," “Energy diplomacy as an instrument of energy security,” "Hard and soft power of the Russian energy policy," and "Implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU".
Dr Slobodian has co-authored a number of books, including The United States of America and the Russian Federation in the Persian Gulf: Allies or Competitors, Russia's Energy Policy as an Instrument of Influence in Europe, How Can Ukraine Attain Energy Independence in two years?, Single gas market and energy security in the Visegrad states: models, challenges, and perspectives and Mapping the route for EaP countries and the EU cooperation within the Energy Union.
Export strategy and Challenges facing Russia's gas policyREAD MORE →
The past several years have highlighted the need to expand the concept of EU energy diplomacy in two critical dimensions: first of all, to promote EU rules and values of its energy policy abroad as well as to ensure the coherence between different policy levels: national and European, intra- and extra- and, secondly, close collaboration among EU think tanks, research centers, universities and other institutions in the field of energy policy and security.READ MORE →
The project of the future Russian Energy Strategy – 2035 has highlighted that a new key goal of energy policy for the coming years is to strengthen Russia’s position in the global energy markets.READ MORE →
How the relief of sanctions against Russia will influence on the geopolitical architecture of EU, what are the possible consequences for interior policy and future of European integration of UkraineREAD MORE →
Ukraine undertook the new obligations on mitigation of the greenhouse gases emissions that entail the necessity to modernize manufacturing and energy sector.READ MORE →
Resuscitation of the Energy Union idea happened in 2014 as a reaction to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.READ MORE →
Zwykle termin „polityka informacyjna” kojarzony jest ze sferami rozwoju społeczno-politycznego lub ekonomicznego. Ostatnio jednak używa się go często do kształtowania polityki energetycznej państwaREAD MORE →
Oceniając na gorąco niedawną wizytę Putina na Węgrzech trzeba zauważyć, że rozmowy koncentrowały się na współpracy gospodarczej, przede wszystkim w dziedzinie energetyki.READ MORE →
W warunkach globalizacji użycie siły wojskowej stopniowo staje się coraz mniej akceptowalne, natomiast sankcje stały się popularnym i skutecznym narzędziem polityki zagranicznejREAD MORE →
It points out that Poland has yet a lot to accomplish to adjust internal regulations to the EU recommendations. How important is the relation to EU energy policies for V4 energy security?READ MORE →
with co-authors of Andrey ChubikREAD MORE →
The concept of the Energy Union focuses primarily on the expansion of such interconnections, which in theory should solve the issue of infrastructure bottlenecks in Europe.READ MORE →
Russia is a traditional energy and raw state where the hydrocarbons are not just a commodity, but it is also a tool for achieving the geopolitical objectives.READ MORE →
The diplomatic conflict between Riyadh and Tehran is not a sufficient reason for arising in black gold prices, but if the «cold war» in the Gulf becomes a «hot spot».READ MORE →
with co-author of Patrick McGranthREAD MORE →
Energy factor "force" in modern European politics of the Kremlin: the confrontation of the EU energy expansionism of Russia // Debate. 2015, N4READ MORE →
Studia Orientalny. 2015, N2. The sense of the energy factor was considered as a foreign policy tool that simultaneously can belong to the elements of «hard» and «soft power».READ MORE →
The article covers the basic mechanisms of Russian-American cooperation in the Gulf region, as well as the factors contributing to the aggravation of competitive struggle between two superstates.READ MORE →
Bulletin of Diplomatic Academy, Ukraine. 2014, N2READ MORE →
The article is focused on the comprehensive analysis of B. Obama’s Middle East policy.READ MORE →