Here's How to Use Energy to Undercut Putin
As Ukrainians struggle to preserve their independence and territory under Russian threat, they also are searching for reliable alternatives to Russian energy supplies. The decision to look across the Atlantic makes sense because U.S. liquefied natural gas could be part of a broader diversification strategy for Ukraine and its region. But the success of that strategy will depend upon key domestic reforms in the U.S. and Ukraine, private financial commitments, and concerted energy diplomacy by Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic community.
Marik String is a fellow at the Atlantic Council. Neil Brown is a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a founding member of the Board of Directors of The Lugar Center. They served as senior advisers for European and international energy affairs, respectively, at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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