When European Commission President José Manuel Barroso visited Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan in mid-January, he might as well have sounded the starting gun in the final sprint to secure Caspian natural gas for European consumers, writes Alexandros Petersen, adviser to the Wilson Center's European Energy Security Initiative.
The Washington History Seminar: Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs provides a forum for the in-depth discussion of important new historical research and perspectives in international and national affairs. The weekly seminar brings together Washington area and visiting historians and researchers from the worlds of academia, journalism and government. The Washington history seminar is co-sponsored by the National History Center (an initiative of the American Historical Association) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with support from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). Eric Arnesen, director of the National History Center, and Christian F. Ostermann, director of the Wilson Center’s History & Public Policy Program are the co-chairs.