Emily Holland is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at Columbia University. She concentrates in International Relations with a focus on energy politics and Russian and European politics. Her dissertation, entitled "Poisoned by Gas: Institutional Failure, Energy Dependence and Security," elucidates the relationship between foreign policy, domestic politics and the natural gas trade in the post-Soviet region. Other research interests include European foreign policy and US-Russia relations. Emily holds a B.A in Political Science and Russian Studies (2009), an M.A. in Political Science (2010) and an M.Phil from Columbia University (2013). She is a Cordier Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year and has previously held visiting appointments at the European Council on Foreign Relations and the German Institute for Economic Research (Berlin).