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dc.contributor.advisorVolpe, Tristan
dc.contributor.authorMalutan, Dan Sorin
dc.contributor.authorKorakis, Ioannis
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T22:46:35Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T22:46:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61222
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study is to assess the balance between vulnerability and power within the Romanian and Greek energy networks. The study presents visual analytic perspectives on the potential implications of Russian influence in the Romanian and Greek energy sectors; we found no network-analysis–type studies focusing on the energy sector, and we found few studies on Russian influence in the energy sectors of the two countries examined. Specifically, we explore the question, how could Russia exert influence over Romania and Greece through their energy sectors? To answer the question, we conducted phased research. First, we analyzed the energy companies’ social networks and measured the actors’ centrality (measures of indirect influence of power) and brokerage potential (measures path distance between companies within the network). Second, we conducted a geospatial analysis of the gas pipelines infrastructure and energy companies and facilities’ infrastructure to determine the geospatial control of the resources. Third, we conducted a comparative and temporal analysis of energy-related indicators to determine Romania’s and Greece’s degree of dependency on energy resources. This study concludes by identifying three intervention strategies and policy recommendations for each country to counter Russian influence through utilizing energy resources and companies.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/russianpotential1094561222
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleRUSSIAN POTENTIAL FOR INFLUENCE IN THE ROMANIAN AND GREEK ENERGY SECTORen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCunningham, Daniel T.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorenergyen_US
dc.subject.authorsecurityen_US
dc.subject.authornetworken_US
dc.subject.authoroilen_US
dc.subject.authorgasen_US
dc.subject.authorRomaniaen_US
dc.subject.authorGreeceen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Army, Romaniaen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, Navy, Greeceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (National Security Affairs)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysis (National Security Affairs)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid31890


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