The concept of unconventional security threats has jeopardized both state and human security, necessitating a significant shift in our security approach. Pakistan is currently grappling with an energy crisis that has stemmed from a variety of domestic and global issues that have yet to be effectively resolved. Energy security has become a critical factor that affects a state's economic, foreign, and security policies due to the strong correlation between energy and economic activities. Fortunately, Pakistan has several regional energy options to consider, with Russia emerging as the most promising candidate for energy imports. Pakistan and Russia have collaborated on two major gas-related projects, namely the Iranian offshore gas pipeline and the Pakistan Gas Stream Project, in addition to their oil negotiations. Additionally, Russia's interest in participating in the TAPI project is a positive sign for Pakistan's energy security. This article delves into the Pakistan-Russia energy relationship and its significance in addressing Pakistan's energy crisis.
Keywords: Non-traditional security, Energy security, regional players, North-South gas pipeline, IP, TAPI