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Kimberly Marten on the Wagner Group One Year After the Mutiny
June 26, 2024

Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, writes for PONARS Eurasia about the Wagner Group one year after the mutiny by Yevgeny Prigozhin. Marten explains that the Wagner Group continues to operate, deployed in Ukraine and throughout Africa, now under more restrictive (but split) Russian control. This new arrangement guarantees the paramilitary group’s loyalty to Putin, but may make it less effective for Russian strategy than it was before. The Wagner Group’s continuing existence also poses possible challenges for an inevitable post-Putin transition, writes Marten.

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