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Transatlantic Debate Over Nord Stream 2

In mid-July, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced revised guidelines regarding sanctions on energy pipeline projects – including Nord Stream II and TurkStream. The Trump administration is concerned that Nord Stream II, which is nearing completion, threatens to give Moscow economic and political leverage over Europe and will undermine Europe’s energy security. However, these new sanctions may also lead to further tensions in the transatlantic relationship. On August 12, the ACG hosted a webinar on Nord Stream II, European energy policy, and what this all means for the transatlantic relationship featuring Ambassador Daniel Fried, Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council and former US Ambassador to Poland, and Dr. Kirsten Westphal, Head of Geopolitics of Energy Transformation for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.