Kristine Berzina is a senior fellow in Alliance for Securing Democracy based in GMF's Brussels office. She focuses on U.S.–EU relations, NATO, energy, and emerging security challenges. Berzina, who lived in Moscow part-time from 2014 until 2016, also analyzes Russia’s foreign policy and writes about Baltic foreign policy and security issues. Berzina appears frequently in international media, including NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Euronews, and Agence France-Presse.
Berzina’s current work tracks how the digitalization of the energy sector can create new opportunities and security vulnerabilities for communities. She also is leading efforts to illustrate how transatlantic security cooperation affects citizens, the military, and policymakers in Europe and the United States.
Prior to joining GMF, Berzina worked on energy security, transatlantic cooperation, and the links between climate change and security in Berlin, Germany and in Washington, D.C.
A native of Latvia, Berzina grew up in the United States. She received her master’s degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge and her bachelor's in political science and history from Yale University. Berzina is a native speaker of English and Latvian, is fluent in German, and has a basic knowledge of Russian and French.