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The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
June 28th, 2016
Episode 371 of 412 episodes
In recent years Russia’s military adventures abroad have captured the most attention in the West. But as, if not more, important is what has been happening inside Putin’s Russia. On 28 June, Lowy Institute Deputy Director Anthony Bubalo hosted a conversation with two of Australia’s leading Russia watchers, Stephen Fortescue and Kyle Wilson, who discussed Russia's domestic political and economic developments and prospects. Stephen Fortescue is Honorary Associate Professor in Russian Politics at the University of New South Wales, and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University. His areas of research interest include the contemporary Russian policy-making process, business-state relations, and Russia's commercial involvement in the Asia Pacific.He received his PhD in Soviet Politics from the Australian National University Kyle Wilson is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. From 2004-2013 he was Senior Analyst for Russia and Central Asia at the Office of National Assessments. From 1981-2004 he was an officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and served in Australian missions in Warsaw, Moscow and Beijing. He was educated at the Australian National University, Moscow State University and Leningrad State University.