April 06, 2022

CNAS Transatlantic Security Program Welcomes Adjunct Fellow Maria Shagina

Washington, April 6, 2022—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to welcome Maria Shagina as a new Adjunct Fellow in the Transatlantic Security Program.

“I’m very excited to welcome Maria to our team,” said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program. “This is a critical moment for the transatlantic policy community as we confront Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. It is essential that we maintain the right experts to shape policy conversations through cutting edge research and Maria brings a wealth of knowledge on sanctions and other tools of economic statecraft. We are looking forward to drawing from and highlighting her expertise.”

In addition to her role as an Adjunct Fellow at CNAS, Shagina (Ph.D.) is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Center on US Politics and Power at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, where she is working on currency statecraft and de-dollarization. In May, she will be joining the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) as a Diamond-Brown Research Fellow for Economic Sanctions, Standards and Strategy.

Shagina has worked as senior political analyst at Global Risk Insights, as project assistant at the Swiss International Business Academy and as executive assistant at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. She has held numerous prestigious fellowships, including from the Swiss Government, Swiss National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Open Society Institute and DAAD. In 2020, Shagina was selected as a GLOBSEC Young Leader and as a member of the European Leadership Network. She has consulted government agencies, NGOs and the private sector on issues of energy security and sanctions.

Shagina’s research interests cover economic statecraft, international sanctions and energy politics, with a particular focus on the post-Soviet states.

The Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS offers comprehensive analysis and concrete recommendations to help US and European policymakers navigate changing relationships and shifting contexts to improve outcomes. The program works closely with current and former US and European government officials, private sector partners, and academic experts to translate cutting edge research into policy solutions.