New AtlanticistAug 23, 2023
Experts react: What the Prigozhin plane crash reveals about Putin, the Wagner Group’s future, and the war in Ukraine
By Atlantic Council experts
Experts weigh in on what the mercenary leader's apparent death will mean for the Russian state and Wagner's operations abroad.
Doug Klain is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, where he focuses on Russia’s war on Ukraine, authoritarianism in Russia, and Ukraine’s democracy-building process. Klain previously worked at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center from 2019 to 2022, most recently as assistant director. He now works as a policy analyst at Razom for Ukraine in Washington, DC.
Klain frequently writes for both the Council’s publications and external outlets. He has been published in outlets including Foreign Policy, the Hill, the Bulwark, and the Kyiv Independent. He has appeared on and been interviewed by news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, and BBC World News. Klain received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in political science and Russian studies and a master’s at the London School of Economics and Political Science.