Uncovering the Wagner Group

One year into Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Future Frontlines presents its latest investigation into the Wagner Group, ostensibly a private military company headed by oligarch Evgeny Prigozhin. Wagner fighters are on the frontlines in Ukraine and have deployed to conflict hotspots around the world including Mali, the Central African Republic, and Libya. Drawing on years of research into the Wagner Group’s operations, history, and expansive online communities, the panel will delve into the Wagner Group narrative, which distracts - intentionally - from the organization’s true origin and structure.


Ben Dalton
Program Manager of Future Frontlines, New America

Anna Kruglova
Lecturer in Terrorism Studies, University of Salford

Candace Rondeaux
Director of Future Frontlines, New America

Kateryna Stepanenko
Analyst, Institute for the Study of War

Paul Stronski (moderator)
Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

February 23, 2023
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Arizona State University and New America