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Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Philosophy) – Monash University; Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Politics) – Monash University.
Elizabeth’s specialisation is Russian foreign energy strategy, with a specific research interest in Russian polar strategy. She has recently completed her PhD on Putin’s Arctic strategy, and holds an Honours thesis on Russian-Ukrainian natural gas relations under Putin. Elizabeth has held a Visiting Scholar positon at The Brookings Institute, Washington, and is a Fellow at the Institute of the North, Alaska. In 2012, she was an Australian Institute of International Affairs ‘Emerging Scholar’. Elizabeth is currently Manager of the Rio Tinto China Economy Program at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy.
"TurkStream: Putin’s latest triumph over the West? (Part 1)"
"TurkStream: Putin’s latest triumph over the West? (Part 2)"
“Brexit’s gifts to Putin” August 2016
“Arctic Thaw” Jan 2016
EU Policy Notes Series Dec 2015
“Failing Ukraine: EU appeasement toward Putin’s Russia”
“West must cooperate with Russia in the Arctic” Nov 2015
“Will Ukraine Scupper Russia’s Arctic Plans?” June 2015
The Moscow Times
“Sanctions can’t freeze Russia out of the Arctic” Nov 2014
St Petersburg Times
“Sanctions can’t freeze Russia out of the Arctic” Oct 2014
East Asia Forum July 2014
“Consumers, not strategists, are the real winners of the China-Russia gas deal”
"Russia and the New Geopolitics of Energy" in Melissa H. Conley Tyler (ed), Emerging scholars 2011-2012(2012) 109.
"The new geopolitics of energy: conflict or cooperation?" (2011) 3(3) Quarterly Access 10
Energy security; The geopolitics of oil; Russian foreign energy strategy; Sino-Russian energy relations; Energy strategies of great and emerging powers; Petrostate models; Political philosophy.
“Russian Arctic Strategy: East-West Conflict or Cooperation?”
In August 2007 a titanium Russian flag was firmly planted on the seabed of the Arctic Ocean. As discovered global energy resources dwindle in the face of increasing global demand, fuelled in particular by the rise of China, the Arctic has rapidly become the focus of intense geopolitical interest. Certainly, Russia’s assertive Arctic stance has intensified international focus upon the region as it emerges as a potential flashpoint for conflict. This research examines the key drivers of Russian Arctic strategy under Vladimir Putin and assesses the implications of a looming Arctic carve up for international energy security.
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