Energy and conflict: A case study on the role of energy in the 2022 Ukraine conflict

Detta är en Magister-uppsats från Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

Författare: Felix Oberhausen Krippler; [2022]

Nyckelord: Social Sciences;

Sammanfattning: Little academic research has been done in the field of energy and conflict with regard to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. The aim of this thesis is to try to fill this gap by analysing the relationship of energy and conflict in this ongoing war. A further goal is to relate the findings back to the theoretical framework provided by Månsson (2014), in which the different roles that energy can play in a conflict are described. The analysis is conducted in the form of a qualitative case study of the Ukraine conflict of 2022 and will be analysed using secondary sources. The results show that energy has in fact been used as an instrument in this conflict, both in the form of deliberately stopping flows of energy resources, as well as in the form of disturbances induced by third parties. However, the findings do not show that energy was a secondary cause of the conflict. The possibility of energy being a primary cause and objective of the invasion is discussed, but further research into this will be needed in order to draw conclusions. The implication of this conflict on the energy security of Europe can be highly significant, with the conflict having the potential to reshape the geopolitics of energy and to alter Russia’s position in the world.

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