Dr. Cutler focuses on world energy security with special attention to energy in Central Eurasia (the Greater Caspian/Black Sea Region, including South, Southwest and Central Asia and such former Soviet areas as Russia, Ukraine, and the Caucasus). He has professional profiles in the consulting, policy and academic worlds. He is noted for his ability to recognize significant developments in international economics and politics before they become generally evident.
Amongst the clients of Dr. Cutler's consultancy are governments, private corporations, international institutions and nongovernmental organizations. He has been in the op-ed pages of major world newspapers from Los Angeles to Moscow and is regularly solicited for interviews by the international broadcast media. His analytical work is regularly published in print and on the Web. In twenty-four years of professional activity, Dr. Cutler has given 47 research papers to professional associations, 29 workshop presentations, over a dozen public speeches of note, and innumerable briefings and seminars. He has published 21 refereed scholarly articles, 12 chapters in edited books, four public speeches, a long list of policy briefings and working papers, and many dozens of analytical commentaries for professional Internet sites. He has edited two books and is on the editorial boards of five scholarly journals.
In addition to his expertise in Central Eurasia, Dr. Cutler is author of the concept of Cooperative Energy Security, which places energy for sustainable development in the focus of governance. He has published five journal articles on Cooperative Energy Security and related topics (notably Global Governance in 1999), and given four public addresses of especial note on it, including one in 2000 at U.N. Headquarters in New York in connection with the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and another at a UNIDO-sponsored Summit on Caspian Energy (Monaco, 1998).