Kristina Kausch is a senior fellow with the German Marshall Fund's Brussels office, dividing her time between Brussels and 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

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.