Regional integration processes, transnational trade agreements, territorial disputes and crisis prevention in Asia-Pacific, energy policy in Asia, BRICS, Russia’s Trade and Energy policy
Since 2019 - Research Assistant in the project "Geopolitics of Energy Transformation"
2016-2019 Research Assistant of the Research Division “Global Issues”; Research Assistant in the project “Russia-Germany Background Talks"
2016 Intern at Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), issue area „Rising Powers“
2012-2016 M.A. in Political Science; Assistant at the Research Unit “China and East Asia“, Otto-Suhr Institut, Free University of Berlin
2008-2012 Japanology and East Asia Studies, Free University of Berlin, 2010-2011 JASSO Fellow at the Tsukuba University, Japan
2004-2012 Dip. in International Relations, Irkutsk State University, Russia
The future of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is in the spotlight following the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Tough political decisions are on the table. Kirsten Westphal, Maria Pastukhova and Jacopo Maria Pepe identify four aspects that need to be considered.
How Joined-up Thinking Can Lead to More Synergies Between the Two Policy Fields
An Opportunity for German-Russian Energy Cooperation
Implications for the European Union and Energy Relations with Russia