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Insights Series

June 30, 2023

Michèle FlournoyCo-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors
Andrea Kendall-TaylorSenior Advisor, WestExec Advisors
By Kevin Kajiwara, Andrius Tursa, Michèle Flournoy & Andrea Kendall-Taylor

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The Wagner Mutiny: Implications For Putin, Russia and the War in Ukraine 


An armed rebellion in Russia led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the private military company (PMC) Wagner, shocked the world and amounted to the most significant challenge to Putin’s rule in over two decades. Although the revolt was short-lived, new questions about Putin’s hold on power remain.

Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Teneo's partner firm WestExec Advisors and Chair of the Center for a New American Security; Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior Advisor at WestExec Advisors and former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council; Andrius Tursa, Central & Eastern Europe Advisor for Teneo, join our host Kevin Kajiwara for an important update on Russia’s war against Ukraine, the weakening of Putin’s grip on power and how a period of instability in Russia might impact Ukraine and the rest of the world

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About Teneo Insights

Teneo’s Insights Series provides in-depth analysis on the issues that matter most to CEOs and their businesses. Moderated by Kevin Kajiwara, Co-President of Teneo Political Risk Advisory, each episode features experts from business, politics, academia and media discussing hot-button issues and the impact on financial markets, geopolitics and the business world.

The views and opinions are solely of the program participants and do not necessarily reflect those of Teneo. They are offered to stimulate thought and discussion and not as legal, financial, accounting, tax or other professional advice or counsel.

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