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Kimberly Marten in High Demand for Commentary on Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Death
September 1, 2023

Kimberly Marten (Professor of Political Science, Barnard) has been in exceptionally high demand for commentary on Yevgeny Prigozhin’s death and the aftermath. Recent items include:

“Why the Wagner Group Cannot be Easily Absorbed by the Russian Military–and What That Means for the West,” Russia Matters (Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center). On why Marten is not convinced that the Russian Defense Ministry will actually fully absorb the Wagner Group, and what this might mean going forward for US and allied interests.

“A Post-Prigozhin Wagner Group,” on the podcast “Brussels Sprouts,” produced by CNAS (Center for a New American Security, Washington, D.C). Marten speaks alongside Vanda Felbab-Brown of the Brookings Institution about the significance of the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin and what it means for the Wagner Group.

Other commentary from Marten includes an interview about the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin on Democracy Now! (August 23), The World (August 24), the Forbes “Breaking News” podcast (August 24), and CNN Newsroom (August 28). Marten appeared on NPR’s “Here and Now,” talking about the future of the Wagner Group in Africa (Aiugust 29).