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American and Russian Pivots on Liquid Natural Gas (Asia Institute Seminar)
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American and Russian Pivots on Liquid Natural Gas (Asia Institute Seminar)

American and Russian Pivots on Liquid Natural Gas (Asia Institute Seminar)

“The arteries beneath the skin: American and Russian Pivots to Asia and LNG geopolitics”

Prof. Keun-Wook Paik

senior research fellow

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Thursday, April 13

5:30-6:45 PM


Mason Richey

Associate Professor

Graduate School of International and Area Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

W Stage Anguk

4th Floor (see map below)

Liquid natural gas has become the pulsing gold of central Asia which is helping to redraw the map and is increasingly the invisible factor beneath the surface that powers political and diplomatic initiatives. Dr. Paik, an expert on energy and geopolitics, discusses the complex processes that are drawing both the United States and Russia towards Asia at every level.


Prof. Keun-Wook Paik is senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and associate fellow at the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme of Chatham House). Prof. Paik is an authority on Eurasian energy, and is author of Sino-Russian Oil and Gas Cooperation : The Reality and Implications (Oxford University Press, 2012) & Gas and Oil in Northeast Asia : Policies, Projects and Prospects (London : Royal Institute of International Affairs/now, Chatham House, 1995). Since 1996, Prof. Paik has been advising Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and American Institutions with regard to Eurasian energy issues such as the geopolitics of Northeast Asian region’s transnational pipeline development.

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