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Examining Wagner's Finances - Live Panel

Although most of the press focuses on Wagner's battlefield tactics, as an organisation Wagner is much larger. The organisation has money laundering, resource extraction, resource trading, sanctions busting, and criminal arms, and could act as the back door between the Kremlin and larger criminal enterprises. To examine the group's finances, we sit down with a panel of experts to discuss how Wagner is financed and how far their reach has extended.


Candace Rondeaux

  • Director of Future Frontlines, a public intelligence service for next generation security and democratic resilience

  • Professor at the School of Politics and Global Studies and a Senior Fellow with the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University

  • Rondeaux's work has been regularly featured in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the International Herald Tribune and the Boston Globe

  • She has also been a frequent guest analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera, BBC World and National Public Radio

  • You can find her on Twitter: @CandaceRondeaux

Lou and Matt

  • Members of All Eyes on Wagner, a project focusing on Wagner mercenaries: tracking their activities and verifying claims of human rights and economic abuses.

  • You can find their work at

Michael Hilliard

Facilitated by Francis Leach

  • Head of Breaking News for The Red Line

  • You can find him on Twitter: @SaintFrankly

This panel discussion was originally recorded on 27 February 2023.



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