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What Wagner did next - the rebranding of Putin’s secret weapon

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With Russia going to the polls this weekend, and President Putin’s grip on power tighter than ever, any semblance of meaningful opposition has been suppressed or driven out. One notable exception was the brief but bloody attempted mutiny last summer by the mercenaries of the Wagner Group. So with its challenge to Putin crushed, and its leadership dead…what came next for Wagner?

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Guests: Dr Jack Watling, Senior Research Fellow for Land Warfare at the Royal United Services Institute.

Host: Manveen Rana

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