Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Wagner Group Mutiny Sets Back Russia's Policy in Africa

 Panorama Portal posted on 3 July 2023 a commentary titled "The Wagner Mutiny Damages Russia's Policy in Africa" by Pavel K. Baer, Peace Research Institute in Oslo.  

It will be difficult for Russian special services to reconstitute the Wagner Group.  The key people who run the organization are too closely associated with Yevgeniy Prigozhin and its authority cannot be easily transferred to a newly established quasi-private paramilitary enterprise.  Moscow's space for both diplomatic intrigues and military intervention in Africa has contracted sharply and irreversibly.