Robert Cutler

Senior Fellow


Robert M. Cutler was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The University of Michigan. After over a dozen years of research, including post-doctoral research, and teaching of international relations at leading universities in Canada, France, Russia, Switzerland and the United States, he expanded into policy analysis and consulting in international energy diplomacy, as an Energy Security and Geo-economics Specialist. His principal appointment is as Senior Researcher, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University. He is also Fellow, Canadian Energy Research Institute.

His unique perspective on national energy policies and international energy security synthesizes geopolitical risk analysis, expertise in energy and international security and diplomacy, geo-economics, project analysis, media analysis, diplomacy, leadership psychology and his own networks of contacts developed over many years. Consulting to the private sector, governments, think-tanks, international institutions and NGOs, he has, for over two decades, framed research and policy issues, led and participated in research teams, and produced bulletins and briefings. He has, in addition, hands-on experience of planning negotiation strategies, planning and implementing strategic communications, conflict analysis and resolution, and organizational design and analysis.

While carrying on these consulting activities, he continues to publish refereed academic articles, policy articles and book chapters, in addition to expert journalistic commentary, maintaining also a constant online presence. His op-eds have been published in the Montreal Gazette, National Post, and other national and international newspapers. He lives in Montreal and is Chairman, Board of Directors, Montreal Press Club. He is fully fluent in English, French and Russian.

Featured Publications

Journal Articles
Robert M. Cutler, “The Unintended Consequences of Energy Policy Reform: Lessons for Canada,” Geopolitics of Energy 39:9 (September 2017), 2–11.

Robert M. Cutler, “Global Energy Governance Needs to be Multi-level and Regionalized”, Caucasus International Journal 5:2 (Summer 2015): 91–105.

Book Chapter
Robert M. Cutler, “Russia, Kazakhstan, and Their National Oil Companies,” in Mehdi P. Amineh and Yang Guang (eds.), Geopolitical Economy of Energy and Environment: China and the European Union (Leiden–Boston: Brill, 2017), pp. 231–271.

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