Work to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has now re-started, but there are still fundamental concerns about this energy project and its consequences for Europe. How will it impact gas supply in Europe? What are the consequences for energy security and diversification? And, most important of all, how will Nord Stream 2 impact national security in Europe at a time of rising geopolitical frictions with Russia?
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon and Anders Åslund talk about the impact of Nord Stream 2 on Europe.
Anders Åslund is one of the most renowned experts in the world on the economic policies of Russia, Ukraine and East Europe. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and previously had similar positions at, among other institutions, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Carnegie Endowment for International Piece. He is the author of several books, including Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy. He is also the author of the recent study What will be the Impact if Nord Stream 2 is Completed?
This episode was recorded as a live webinar. Click here to watch this conversation on YouTube.