Transcript of Macro-Advisory’s 2019 September Briefing

Speaker: Dr Mark Galeotti, Honorary Professor at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.

Dr Galeotti spoke about his new book on the Russian criminal underworld.

Transcript of Macro-Advisory’s 2017 December Briefing

Speaker: Baroness Catherine Ashton, Chancellor of the University of Warwick and former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Baroness Ashton spoke about current foreign policy dialog within the EU, relations with Russia, and relations between the EU and the US.

Transcript of Macro-Advisory’s 2018 Summer Briefing

Speaker: Vladimir Yakunin, co-founder and Chairman of the DOC Research Institute and formerly President of Russian Railways.

Mr Yakunin spoke about his book, The Treacherous Path, and provided insight into the realities of doing business in Russia in the current environment. 

Transcript of Macro-Advisory’s 2018 Spring Briefing

Speaker: Andrei Kolesnikov, Senior Fellow and chair of Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

Mr Kolesnikov spoke about Russian elections and the various constituencies of voters involved. 

Transcript of Macro-Advisory’s 2017 June Briefing

Speaker: E. Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC.

Merry discussed internal US dynamics regarding Russia policy, particularly following the 2016 election, and provided insight on US-Russian relations.

Transcript of Macro-Advisory’s 2017 February Briefing

Speaker: Mikhail Zygar, Author, All the Kremlin’s Men

Mr Zygar discussed his book, in which he made a comparison between 1917 and the situation in Russia 100 years later. He discussed intra-Kremlin dynamics, as well as Russian attitudes towards its leadership in different circles. 

Transcript of Macro-Advisory’s 2016 September Briefing

Speaker: Alena Ledeneva, professor, School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College, London

Prof Ledeneva spoke about the “Sistema” network of governance in Russia, how it works, and the various advantages and disadvantages of it.