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Evelyn Farkas Discusses Wagner Group Mutiny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the weekend, McCain Institute Executive Director Dr. Evelyn Farkas appeared in a number of TV and print outlets discussing Yevgeny Prigozhin’s short-lived mutiny and march towards Moscow, and the impact that this open show of disloyalty will have on Vladimir Putin’s grip on power. This weekend, Farkas joined CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and BBC World News. She was also quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, and NBC News and contributed alongside other Russia experts in a piece for POLITICO Magazine.

This disarray on the Russian side comes amidst the Ukrainian counteroffensive and just ahead of the mid-July head-of-state level NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. Farkas recently argued in The Hill and on PBS Newshour and KCRW’s Left, Right, and Center that at the summit, Ukraine should be given a pathway towards alliance membership.

Please see the roundup in coverage below:

POLITICO: Just How Much Trouble Is Vladimir Putin In?
New York Times: Short-Lived Mutiny in Russia Sheds Light on Putin’s Hold on Power
USA Today: Will Vladimir Putin keep his grip on power? Coup attempt dials up pressure over Ukraine war
NBC News: Putin will be weakened by this revolt, national security analyst says
CNN: Russia pulls back from brink of crisis after deal reached to end Wagner insurrection

Good Morning America: What to know about Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin

CNN: Evelyn Farkas Joins Anderson Cooper to Discuss Wagner Group Mutiny

MSNBC: “Prigozhin is making progress…” Evelyn Farkas on the armed rebellion underway in Russia

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Publish Date
June 26, 2023