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Dependency on Russian energy supplies is often cited as a threat to Central European energy security. A critical analysis of this argument requires consideration of the objective level of Central Europe’s dependency on Russian energy imports, and an examination of the counter-argument that Russia’s ability to satisfy the region’s energy import needs actually makes Russia a guarantor of the region’s energy security. Poland represents a valuable case study due to its significant Russian energy imports, role as a transit state, active engagement in EU energy policy, and potential to diversify not only its own, but also Central Europe’s energy sources. This article suggests that Poland’s dependency on Russian supplies is not inherently a threat to Poland’s energy security, nor is Russia’s ability to satisfy Poland’s energy import needs an inherent guarantee of Poland’s energy security. A focus on the bilateral Russo-Polish energy relationship fails to take into account the influence of other regional actors and dynamics. Therefore, a regional energy security complex analysis is employed to consider the role of regional actors such as transit states, the dynamic of the EU internal gas market, and Polands’ potential to diversify its gas supplies. It is concluded that developments in the regional energy security complex, rather than purely the bilateral Polish-Russian energy relationship, will determine perceptions of Russia as a threat to, or guarantor of, Poland’s energy security. The task of Poland and Russia as consumer and supplier respectively will be to engage with other regional actors in order to promote positive developments in regional energy security for the benefit of all.
Key words: Russia; Poland; energy security; oil … http://www.politicalperspectives.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/PP_6-1_Russo-Polish-energy-security-relations-23.pdf

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