Kristine Berzina

Kristine Berzina is a senior fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She focuses on the intersection of energy, emerging technologies and security in the context of E.U. policy, transatlantic relations, and NATO. Berzina is the co-author of a 2018 study on The Transatlantic Policy Challenges of the Digital-Energy Nexus and the 2019 European Policy Blueprint for Countering Authoritarian Interference in Democracies. Berzina’s analysis appears frequently in international media, including in NPR, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, The Wall Street Journal, and Agence France-Presse.

Prior to joining GMF, Berzina worked on energy security, transatlantic cooperation, and climate change and security in at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany and with the American Clean Skies Foundation 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.

The Alliance for Securing Democracy is a bipartisan, transatlantic initiative housed at GMF. ASD develops comprehensive strategies to deter, defend against, and raise the costs on authoritarian efforts to undermine and interfere in democratic institutions. The initiative brings together experts on disinformation, malign finance, emerging technologies, elections integrity, economic coercion, and cybersecurity, as well as regional affairs, to collaborate across traditional stovepipes and develop cross-cutting frameworks to address the risks of foreign authoritarian interference.