Dr Elizabeth Buchanan



Elizabeth joined the ANU Centre for European Studies as a Europa Visiting Fellow, and she is now a PhD candidate, nearing completion. 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.


Research interests

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

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