Nabucco and Turkmenistan – Our energy security, Turkmens’ misery
Study | 10 September 2010
This paper examines the less obvious aspects of the Nabucco gas pipeline project – its possible impact on Turkmenistan, a country notorious for its grave human rights situation and the dictatorial tendencies of its political leaders. It also discusses how, with a lack of public oversight over gas revenues in Turkmenistan, the construction of Nabucco may lead to the strengthening of one of the most brutal regimes currently in existence.
Our hope is that this brief analysis will go some way to put in the spotlight one of the most overlooked aspects of pipeline geopolitics, and will help to answer the question: Who pays for our so-called energy security?