Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 388–395 | Cite as

NATO and energy security: from philosophy to implementation

  • Michael RühleEmail author


Despite an array of concerns on the part of its 28 member states, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is gradually moving towards greater involvement in energy security issues. Real world events as well as the interests of some of NATO’s partner countries have been important drivers in this regard. The challenge for the alliance will be to develop a practical agenda in energy security which plays to NATO’s strengths, yet, without unduly militarising the issue nor duplicating efforts by other actors.


NATO energy security Strategic Concept critical infrastructure protection Russia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Energy Security SectionEmerging Security Challenges Division, NATOBrusselsBelgium

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