Kristina Kausch is deputy managing director and senior fellow, GMF South. She is also the German Marshall Fund’s resident representative in Madrid, Spain. Her research focuses on Europe’s relations with its neighborhood and broader geopolitical trends in the Middle East.

Prior to joining GMF, she held positions with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Spanish think tank FRIDE, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the German development cooperation agency GIZ. She has provided articles and commentary to a range of outlets including the New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Politico, El País, Middle East Eye, Tagesspiegel, and Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Media Mentions

Over the past decade, on the Israel-Palestine crises, the 27 nations of the bloc have barely managed to put out any common statements. As a result, EU policy on the Israel-Palestine dossier, a key benchmark for the EU’s effectiveness as a global actor has been helplessly stalled.
Once in power, the PP may take up its traditional backseat in EU politics, said Kirstina Kausch, a Madrid-based senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund, and not make any major waves.

“I worry more about the rise of the Spanish Right in the European Parliament elections and a stronger conservative majority. Imagine what would have happened with the Nature Restoration Act. Maybe the Parliament would have rejected it,” she said.
Translated from English
Let's remember that in 1994 Russia already gave security guarantees through an agreement between Moscow and Kiev and today we see the result of those guarantees. Nobody trusts Russia. Whatever Russia signs has no value in guaranteeing Ukraine its security. If anyone can give them, it is the countries Ukraine trusts, which are the allies in Europe and the United States.
Translated from Spanish
It’s threatening NATO from below. The Russians have felt encircled by NATO – and now they want to encircle NATO.