Power Vertical Podcast at CEPA, Episode 4

It’s one of the greatest threats to European security and transatlantic solidarity. It flouts EU laws and regulations—and gets away with it. It’s a guided weapon masquerading as a commercial project.

It, of course, is the Kremlin-sponsored Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. And on this week’s Power Vertical Podcast, we strip away its myths, fantasies, and fairy tales and look at the reality. Host Brian Whitmore, director of the CEPA Russia Program, is joined by CEPA President Peter B. Doran and Benjamin Schmitt, European Energy Security Advisor at the U.S. State Department.



Show Notes: The Russian ‘zombie’ website pushing disinformation articles on Nord Stream 2, as mentioned by Benjamin Schmitt on this episode, can be viewed at: micetimes.asia.

Photo: Creative Commons/Assenmacher

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Brian Whitmore

Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

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June 15, 2018

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.