Dr. Kirsten Westphal

Dr. Kirsten Westphal


Research Division: Global Issues
Senior Associate

kirsten.westphal(at)swp-berlin.org

2003-2008 Assistant Professor at JLU Gießen for International Relations and Foreign Policy

1999-2002 Researcher at the JLU Gießen, Guest researcher at IRELA Madrid and Center for International Development and Environmental Relations (CIDER) JLU Gießen

1996-1998 PreussenElektra AG

Areas of Expertise:

Russian Federation, Energy policy, EU energy policy

Global Energy Issues and Security of Supply (Oil and Gas), Renewables, International Energy-Governance; Non-conventional Oil and Gas; EU Foreign Energy Relations with the US, Russia, Caspian Region, MENA and Emerging Powers Brazil, China, India and South Africa.


SWP Publications (selection):

Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal

European Energy Security Reimagined

Mapping the Risks, Challenges and Opportunities of Changing Energy Geographies

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 04, March 2017, 34 Pages
Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Kai-Olaf Lang, Karsten Neuhoff, Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal

Energy in the German-Polish Relationship

Acknowledging Controversies – Pursuing Shared Interests

SWP Comments 2017/C 04, February 2017, 8 Pages
Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal, Katja Yafimava, Indra Øverland

Energy Security and the OSCE

The Case for Energy Risk Mitigation and Connectivity

SWP Comments 2016/C 26, May 2016, 8 Pages
Maria Pastukhova, Kirsten Westphal

A Common Energy Market in the Eurasian Economic Union

Implications for the European Union and Energy Relations with Russia

SWP Comments 2016/C 09, February 2016, 8 Pages

External Publications (selection):

David Ramin Jalilvand, Kirsten Westphal (eds.)

The Political and Economic Challenges of Energy in the Middle East and North Africa

in: Routledge Global Governance, Routledge, 2018, 302 pages
Kirsten Westphal

The North Sea Region

in: Gerald Stang (ed.), Securing the Energy Union: five pillars and five regions, EU Institute for Security Studies, 2017, pp. 39-47
Kirsten Westphal, Sybille Röhrkasten

The G20 and its Role in Global Energy Governance

in: Sybille Röhrkasten / Sonja Thielges / Rainer Quitzow (eds.), Sustainable Energy in the G20: Prospects for a Global Energy Transition, IASS Study, December 2016, pp. 12-18
Thijs Van de Graaf, Kirsten Westphal

The G8 and G20 as Global Steering Committees for Energy: Opportunities and Constraints

in: Global Policy 2 (1), September 2011, pp. 19 -30
Dries Lesage, Thijs Van de Graaf, Kirsten Westphal

Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World

Ashgate, Farnham 2010

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Sybille Röhrkasten, Kirsten Westphal

IRENA and Germany's Foreign Renewable Energy Policy

Aiming at Multilevel Governance and an Internationalization of the Energiewende?

Working Papers FG 8, 2013/ 01, September 2013, 17 Pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Kirsten Westphal

The four great challenges for the European gas market

in: European Energy Review, 02.07.2012 (online)

News

The Political and Economic Challenges of Energy in the Middle East and North Africa, Routledge Global Governance, Routledge, 2018, (mit David Ramin Jalilvand) (302 pages)

Denis Chukanov, Petra Opitz, Maria Pastukhova, Gianguido Piani, Kirsten Westphal
Renewable Energy and Decentralized Power Generation in Russia: An Opportunity for German-Russian Energy Cooperation
SWP Comments 2017/C 45, November 2017, 8 Seiten

Kacper Szulecki, Kirsten Westphal

Taking security seriously in EU Energy Governance: Crimean Shock and the Energy Union

In: Kacper Szulecki (ed.): Energy Security in Europe: Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges, Springer International Publishing AG: Cham, October 2017, pp. 177-202

Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Kai-Olaf Lang, Karsten Neuhoff, Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal
Germany and Poland in the Energy Union: Moving from Controversies to Shared Interests?
in: European Energy Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2, August 2017, pp. 49-59

Gerald Stang, Kirsten Westphal
The North Sea Region
in: Gerald Stang (ed.), Securing the Energy Union: five pillars and five regions, EU Institute for Security Studies, 2017, pp. 39-47

Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal
European Energy Security Reimagined
Mapping the Risks, Challenges and Opportunities of Changing Energy Geographies

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 04, March 2017


Kai-Olaf Lang, Kirsten Westphal
Nord Stream 2 – A Political and Economic Contextualisation
SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 03, March 2017, 39 Pages

Kirsten Westphal

The EU: In the Midst of Crisis – Downgraded Sustainable Energy Ambitions,

in: Röhrkasten, S., Thielges, S., Quitzow, R. (eds.): Sustainable Energy in the G20: Prospects for a Global Energy Transition, IASS Study, December 2016, S. 39-44

Kirsten Westphal, Sybille Röhrkasten
The G20 and its Role in Global Energy Governance
in: Röhrkasten, S., Thielges, S., Quitzow, R. (eds.): Sustainable Energy in the G20: Prospects for a Global Energy Transition, IASS Study, December 2016, S. 12-18

Sybille Roehrkasten, Rainer Quitsow, Georgeta Auktor, Kirsten Westphal

Advancing an International Energy Transition Policy in North Africa and Beyond

in: IASS Policy Brief, September 2016 (4)

Kirsten Westphal mit Alexander Gusev

Russian Energy Policies Revisited
Assessing the Impact of the Crisis in Ukraine on Russian Energy Policies and Specifying the Implications for German and EU Energy Policies


SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 08, December 2015

 

Kirsten Westphal (mit Severin Fischer)

Energy and Statecraft: A German Perspective

in: Reducing Vulnerability: A Transatlantic Approach to Energy Security, AICGS Policy Report No. 60, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, April 2015, pp. 7-15

Kirsten Westphal

The European Gas Puzzle. Over-Securitization, Dilemmas and Multi-level Gas Politics on the European Continent a Year after ‘Euromaidan’

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Policy Brief No. 11, 2014

 

Kirsten Westphal

Institutional change in European natural gas markets and implications for energy security: Lessons from the German case

in: Energy Policy, available online, 3 October 2014

 

Kirsten Westphal with Kacper Szulecki

The Cardinal Sins of European Energy Policy: Nongovernance in an Uncertain Global Landscape

in: Global Policy Vol. 5, Special Issue, October 2014, pp. 38-51

 

Kirsten Westphal with Stormy-Annika Mildner and Julia Howald

Tipping the Power Balance? The Shale Revolution and U.S. Foreign Policy

Transatlantic Academy Publications, 7 March 2014

SWP Comments

Denis Chukanov, Petra Opitz, Maria Pastukhova, Gianguido Piani, Kirsten Westphal
Renewable Energy and Decentralized Power Generation in Russia

An Opportunity for German-Russian Energy Cooperation


Steffen Angenendt, Charles Martin-Shields, Benjamin Schraven
More Development – More Migration?

The “Migration Hump“ and Its Significance for Development Policy Co-operation with Sub-Saharan Africa


SWP Research Papers

Steffen Angenendt, Anne Koch
Global Migration Governance and Mixed Flows

Implications for Development-centred Policies


Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal
European Energy Security Reimagined

Mapping the Risks, Challenges and Opportunities of Changing Energy Geographies