Tuesday 20 March 2012  

18.30-20.30 

Edward Lucas, Senior Editor, The Economist

Hosted by Anne Applebaum, Director of Political Studies, Legatum Institute

What does the future hold for the ex-KGB regime that took power in Moscow in 1999? Will it turn to reform or repression? How should the outside world react—and how should it learn from past mistakes? Edward Lucas, a Senior Editor at The Economist with 25 years experience reporting from central and eastern Europe, shares his insights and analysis in discussion with Anne Applebaum, Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag.

Edward Lucas is the author of Deception, an acclaimed new book about east-west espionage, published 15 March 2012.