Fri, Aug 17, 2018

What will Merkel decide on Nord Stream 2?

Given that Russia is known for using energy as a tool of foreign policy, exporting corruption via its business dealings and seeking to fracture the unity of the EU and NATO, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is about much more than gas for both Washington and the European Union.

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Grigas Quoted in Foreign Policy on Europe’s Reliance on Russian Energy

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In the News by Agnia Grigas

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Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Nord Stream 2 is a Bad Deal for Europe

This week, Western leaders will gather at the NATO Summit in Brussels to discuss the most pressing issues of the day, likely including the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. The pipeline, owned by Russian energy giant Gazprom, would significantly increase Moscow’s capacity to export natural gas directly to Germany. Nord Stream […]

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas and Lukas Trakimavičius

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Dr. Agnia Grigas is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council working on energy and geopolitical economy. She is the author of three acclaimed books: “The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas” (Harvard University Press, 2017), “Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire” (Yale University Press, 2016) and “The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia” (Routlege 2013, 2016).

She is also an Associate with the Argonne National Laboratories, and an advisory board member for educational institutions and energy companies such as the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College, the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis, LITGAS, and others. She has testified for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on American LNG exports to Europe.

Agnia has fifteen years of experience in business development and strategic advisory for multinational corporations and U.S. government institutions on growth opportunities and political risks to execute global business development goals. Previously she was an energy and FDI advisor to the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She started her career as a financial analyst at JPMorgan and subsequently advised on emerging markets for Eurasia Group, Barclays Bank, and other Fortune 100 companies.

Dr. Grigas is an in-demand keynote speaker and a frequent media contributor, regularly appearing in WSJ, NYT, CNN, Forbes, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Foreign Affairs.

Agnia holds a Master’s and Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University. Follow via: @AgniaGrigas &