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Corruption, Intermediary Companies, and Energy Security: Lithuania's Lessons for Central and Eastern Europe

Corruption, Intermediary Companies, and Energy Security: Lithuania's Lessons for Central and Eastern Europe, 55(4), 16-28, July 2008

energy security Margarita M. Balmaceda, Ph.D.
School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Long before the January 2009 gas transit conflict between Russia and Ukraine that left millions of Europeans without gas or heating in the middle of an especially harsh winter, Margarita Balmaceda (Whitehead School) was researching Russia's use of energy as a foreign policy weapon and the connections between domestic governance, corruption, and energy security in the broader European area. The latest publication in this research campaign was titled "Corruption, Intermediary Companies, and Energy Security: Lithuania's Lessons for Central and Eastern Europe." Balmaceda's work in the region has been supported by grants from, among others, the Fulbright Program, Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Harvard University, and, most recently, the Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki, Finland, where she will be a Visiting Fellow this Spring.

 
 

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