Executive Vice President Damon Wilson quoted in the Washington Post on the passing of former Atlantic Council staffer Alexandros Petersen, who was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan:

Petersen’s specialty was pipeline politics, analyzing the nexus between energy production and politics in Central Asia.

“His fundamental view was that if the countries of the Caucasus, of Central Asia, could find a way to get their energy to Western markets, it would strengthen their own sovereignty and independence, by making them less dependent on Moscow,” said Damon Wilson, executive vice president of the Atlantic Council, where Petersen was once a fellow for transatlantic energy security and associate director of the council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.

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