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U​kraine and Russia: Impact on Business and Executive Travel

CSO Roundtable Webinar | ​September 1, 2015 11:30 am EST

The rebel-held areas in the Donbas have provided Moscow with the means by which it can exert pressure on post-Maidan Ukraine and disrupt its efforts to move closer to the West. However, in the face of Western sanctions and Ukrainian intransigence, the costs associated with the Kremlin's actions are growing.  This webinar will address the choices Moscow now faces in Ukraine, it objectives in the Donbas, the challenges facing Kyiv and the broader impact events in the area will have on the Kremlin's relationship with the United State and Europe.

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Tim Williams, Managing Director, joined Stirling Assynt in 2009 and became Director, Political & Security Risk in March 2011. While responsible for the Assynt Report and bespoke political and security risk projects, he presided over a significant growth in the business. On acquisition by Falanx Group Ltd in May 2013, Tim was appointed Managing Director. Tim previously worked at the Society of British Aerospace Companies, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and in a defence policy role for the Conservative Party. He has lectured widely on security issues, including at RSMF, the NATO School and Wilton Park, and remains an Associate Fellow of RUSI.
Oliver Brown has performed a number of embedded analytical roles for Stirling Assynt, working in the corporate security departments of several blue chip companies. He is also plays an integral part in producing the firm's Former Soviet Union reporting. He has previously professional experience as a crisis management analyst with a leading American investment bank and as a defence analyst with IHS Jane's. He holds degrees in War Studies and Intelligence and International Security from King's College London. He is a regular traveller to the Former Soviet Union, most recently spending time in Russia and Georgia.