John M. Roberts is one of Europe’s leading energy security specialists. He has testified to UK parliamentary committees on Caspian, Russian, Turkish, Kurdish and Mideast energy security issues. A Senior Partner with Methinks Ltd and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the US, he was previously a Managing Editor with Platts and Financial Times Energy. He is the author of Visions & Mirages: The Middle East in a New Era (Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1995) and Caspian Pipelines (Chatham House, London, 1996). His latest paper is: Russia’s Gas Challenge: The Consequences for China, Central Asia, Europe & the USA.