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About Kristine Berzina

Kristine Berzina is a senior fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy in GMF's Brussels office where she works on building transatlantic cooperation to counter authoritarian interference in democracies. In this role she focuses on U.S.–EU relations, NATO, digital technology, disinformation, and energy topics. Berzina appears frequently in international media, including The Financial Times, the BBC, NPR, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining GMF, Berzina worked on energy security, transatlantic cooperation, and 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, has worked in German, and has a basic knowledge of Russian and French.

View Kristine's Work at the German Marshall Fund

Top 5 German Election Dashboard Takeaways

Germany’s upcoming federal election in September is not only important for the German people but can be an alluring target for foreign and domestic actors seeking to influence the future trajectory of the country or seeking to undermine democratic p [...]

2021-07-22T10:48:04-04:00July 22, 2021|By |

Belarus Is Part of Europe’s Russia Problem

For years, Alexander Lukashenko has been a problem frequently discussed but easily forgotten. When Belarus forced Ryanair flight FR4978 to land in Minsk and arrested Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega, it took away the freedom and security not only [...]

2021-06-03T11:51:00-04:00June 3, 2021|By |

On 5G, Is Germany Selling Out Europe to China?

Senior Fellow Kristine Berzina moderated this GMF Face Off debate on the question "On 5G, is Germany selling out Europe to China?". She was joined by Reinhard Bütikofer (agree), a member of the European Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens, and Julia [...]

2021-05-07T09:58:23-04:00January 27, 2021|By |

5G Security: The New Energy Security

Introduction Europe is on the cusp of a crucial technological and political transformation. This year, most EU member states will need to finalize plans for building 5G networks, which will overhaul the way their economies function. Only a handful [...]

2021-04-12T11:14:38-04:00November 12, 2020|By |

Kristine Berzina, Lindsay Gorman, & Nad’a Kovalcikova on TikTok’s Membership in the EU’s Code of Practice on Disinformation in EUobserver

In an op-ed for EUobserver, Senior Fellow Kristine Berzina, Emerging Technologies Fellow Lindsay Gorman, and Fellow and Program Manager Nad'a Kovalcikova argue that TikTok's membership in the EU's Code of Practice on Disinformation risks prematurely [...]

2020-06-24T12:08:25-04:00June 15, 2020|By , and |

The ASD European Policy Blueprint For Countering Authoritarian Interference in Democracies

Executive Summary In recent years, European democracy has been shaken by internal and external events. European nations and institutions are confronting numerous challenges like migration, nationalist extremism, and discontent with the political s [...]

2020-10-16T23:54:26-04:00June 25, 2019|By , , and |
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