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Schieffer Series: The Kremlin Playbook 2: The Enablers

March 11, 2019 • 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

Please join us for the next installment of the Schieffer Series, The Kremlin Playbook 2: The Enablers. 

The CSIS Europe Program, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Democracy, is releasing The Kremlin Playbook 2: The Enablers. It builds on the first Kremlin Playbook, which described the patterns of Russian economic influence in five Central and Eastern European countries. This new report, with six new case studies, exposes how countries can either be targets or enablers of Russian malign economic influence by allowing their financial systems to shelter profits for Russian companies and facilitate tax avoidance or illicit financial activity in Europe. The Kremlin Playbook 2 highlights the nexus between illicit finance and national security, describes the adaption of Russian tactics, and underscores the democratic imperative of greater institutional transparency against complex illicit schemes.

The panel will discuss the ongoing challenge of Russian economic influence in Europe and what the transatlantic community must do to counter these tactics, from new legislation and organizational structures to better governmental prioritization and targeted action.
Pre-Event Reception - 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
Event - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


About the CSIS-TCU Schieffer Series

Hosted by CBS News legend and CSIS Trustee Bob Schieffer, the Schieffer Series features thoughtful panel discussions with senior officials, lawmakers, journalists, and policy experts to discuss global challenges and critical issues of national security and foreign policy.

Now in its 11th consecutive year, the Schieffer Series is produced by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.

This series is made possible with the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

For information or inquiries contact

Bob Schieffer
Former Moderator, Face the Nation, CBS; and Former CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent

Heather A. Conley

The Honorable Juan Zarate

Senior adviser at CSIS, chairman and co-founder of the Financial Integrity Network, and chairman of the Center on Economic and Financial Power

Michael Isikoff

Chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News