Insight with Edward Lucas – Russia and the West – the New Cold War? – FULLY BOOKED

Talk Tuesday 8th April, 2008

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Edward Lucas, the Central and Eastern Europe correspondent for The Economist, talks about Russia’s increasing military muscle, its use of energy politics to pursue its international agenda and the affect of a resurgent Kremlin on the rest of the world.

Edward Lucas has been covering the region for more than 20 years, witnessing the final years of the Cold War, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Soviet empire as well as Boris Yeltsin’s downfall and Vladimir Putin’s rise to power.

From 1992 to 1994, he was the managing editor of The Baltic Independent, a weekly English-language newspaper published in Tallinn. He is the author of The New Cold War.

Moderated by Olexiy Solohubenko – BBC World Service Executive Editor, Europe, Americas & Europe Region