Dr. Agnia Grigas is an energy and political risk expert based in Washington D.C. She specializes in energy and foreign policy of the U.S. and Eurasia including Europe, Russia, China, the states of the former Soviet Union, and the Baltic States. An author of three critically acclaimed books and a frequent media contributor, she also has fifteen years of experience working and consulting in the public and private sectors.



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The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas

The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas, Harvard University Press, 2017.



"At a time when the natural gas business is experiencing fundamental changes and becoming increasingly a global industry, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of all the relationships that have driven the business to where it is today. It also provides the foundation for understanding the future evolution of the industry."

— Charif Souki, pioneer of US LNG exports and Chairman of Tellurian Investments

Beyond Crimea The New Russian Empire
The Politics of Energy and Memory Between the Baltic States and Russia

Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire, Yale University Press, 2016.



"Grigas sheds new light on our understanding of Kremlin’s aims in the post Soviet space. A must read for those seeking to make sense of Putin’s policies in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, the Baltic States and beyond.”


— Michael McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, former US Ambassador to Russia

Listed among TIME's top 9 books on Russia

The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia, Ashgate Publishing, 2013.



“As an episode of disimperialism, this study of the Baltic States in the post-Soviet era after the breakup of the Soviet Union makes a valuable contribution to international relations... This book is an excellent case study of how energy dependence and security issues interact and how the economic futures of Russia and the European Union are intertwined.“

Robert Mundell, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics and Professor of Economics at Columbia University