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National Security Planning and Energy Sector – Systemic Challenges



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Shalva Dzebisashvili

Associate Professor and Head of the Political Science and International Relations Programs at the University of Georgia.

This policy paper analyzes the relevance of energy security in the Georgian energy sector and its proper reflection in energy planning and the security of the country in general. The first section of the paper discusses the conceptual development of energy security, definitional changes, and its relevance in the current political context of the country. Energy policy is examined from the perspective of long-term planning and national security strategy. Consequently, this policy paper reviews all important national and agency-level documents, as well as energy security challenges in times of crises and war. Several international cases are analyzed that provide important examples of proper energy policy and energy security planning and implementation. The paper concludes with specific recommendations to ensure strategic planning and implementation in the energy sector.

Keywords: Energy security; energy policy; security strategy; crises.

Policy Paper #40 | January, 2024

This publication was produced with the financial support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and the British Embassy in Tbilisi. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and the Georgian Institute of Politics.

Publish Date 02/01/2024
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