Gazprom as a Geopolitical Instrument

May 6, 2019 - 1:45 pm

Please join the Atlantic Council for an event entitled Gazprom as a Geopolitical Instrument: The Strategic Challenge for the EU and the US, on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators, Washington, DC 20005).


Many consider Gazprom to be a geopolitical tool with which the Kremlin attempts to expand its influence in Europe and strengthen its grip on the continent’s energy security. As a result, the Nord Stream II pipeline and the prospect of a Europe increasingly dependent on Russian natural gas are of great import for American and European policymakers steering their nations’ approach to Moscow. At a pivotal moment in the pipeline’s development, the Atlantic Council will host a conference bringing together American and European energy experts and government officials to discuss how the United States and the EU should approach Gazprom’s relationship with the Kremlin and to offer their thoughts on the ongoing debate surrounding the Nord Stream II pipeline and its potential impact on American and European interests.


Please join us for two panels regarding Gazprom’s political utility for the Kremlin and the challenges that the Nord Stream II pipeline presents to European energy security.  


We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.


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Agenda

Panel: Gazprom as a Geopolitical Instrument


Dr. Anders Åslund

Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council 


Ambassador Richard Burt

Managing Partner

McLarty Associates 


Dr. Agnia Grigas

Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council 


Mr. Yuriy Vitrenko

Executive Director

Naftogaz of Ukraine 


Moderated by:

Ambassador John Herbst

Director, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council


Panel: The Challenge of Nord Stream II


Mr. Dag Mjaaland

Partner

Wikborg Rein 


Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar

Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council 


Dr. Alan Riley

Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council 


Dr. Brenda Shaffer

Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council


Moderated by:

Ms. Shelby Magid

Assistant Director, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council



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