Energy on the radar: NATO increasingly concerned with energy security
Does NATO have a role to play when it comes to ensuring energy security for its member states? It is a question that has been hotly debated in NATO and security circles since in March 2006 the Polish Foreign Ministry proposed an “energy Article V” to the NATO Treaty which would pledge all signatories to assist a country in the event of an energy supply disruption. The issue is not settled yet, and will be on the agenda again at the NATO Summit in Bucharest in April. In the meantime, NATO, the EU and the US government are already busy zooming in on the energy hotspots in the world.