The Ukraine War Challenge

Few Russia experts understand the country’s energy politics better than Thane Gustafson.

Activists deface Russian oil tanker. Gdansk, March 2022.

The author of Klimat: Russia in the Age of Climate Change (2021), The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe (2020) and Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia (2012), the Georgetown Government professor’s work has never been more relevant.

We spoke with Gustafson about how the war in Ukraine has reshaped the global energy trade, and how it might help accelerate the energy transition.

This edition of The Eurasian Climate Brief was made by Natalie Sauer, Boris Schneider and Angelina Davydova.

Photograph courtesy of Greenpeace Poland. Published under a Creative Commons license.