Of the Russian Military Industrial Complex – Russian Roulette Episode #33

On this edition of Russian Roulette, Olga and Jeff geek out Russian military analyst-style. First, they sit down with Mathieu Boulegue, a partner at the risk management and strategic research consulting firm AESMA, to discuss the current state and future evolution of the Russian military-industrial complex. Then, while Olga rocks out on vacation (see below), Jeff chats with Sergey Denisentsev, a visiting fellow here with the Russia and Eurasia Program and a senior research fellow at the Center of Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) in Moscow, about import substitution and the effect of sanctions on the Russian defense industry.

You can watch Mathieu’s public event at CSIS by clicking here http://bit.ly/2sZbJFn. To check out Sergey’s April 2017 event at CSIS, follow this link http://bit.ly/2pIoaEi, and check back soon for his forthcoming article on the Russia and Eurasia Program website: http://bit.ly/2ahBJm3. If you want to know what Olga was doing the last week of June, check out www.girlsrockdc.org. As always, keep sending us mailbag questions! If you would like to have your question answered on the podcast, send it to us! Email rep@csis.org and put “Russian Roulette” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jeffrey Mankoff
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program