Nord Stream-2: who will finally win, Russia or Europe? A view on the project’s strategic implications.

Few weeks ago, a new round of fight against construction of Nord-Stream 2 pipeline intensified, as the US State Department announced potential sanctions for the European supporters and participants of the project. Even operators of a small German port of Murkan, where some supplies for the project had been stored, was threated to be economically destroyed.

There have been many attempts to stop this project, which will double direct gas transportation capacity from Russia to Germany, given its high political and economic…