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Russia’s Controversial Nord Stream II Gas Pipeline: U.S. Considers Sanctions

May 29, 2019

Episode Notes:

Congress is considering passing a measure that would impose sanctions on Russia’s controversial Nord Stream II gas pipeline to Germany, a project that critics say could be used by the Kremlin as a political weapon.

Anand Toprani, Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College and author of the new book, Oil and the Great Powers: Britain and Germany, 1914 to 1945, joins the Warcast to discuss the significance of the pipeline. (~11 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 1:04 ] Overview of the Nord Stream II
[ 2:10 ] The geopolitical stakes of the pipeline
[ 7:08 ] Lessons that can be drawn from the geopolitics of energy dependence

 

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