SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► is.gd/OxfordUnion Oxford Union on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theoxfordunion Oxford Union on Twitter: @OxfordUnion Website: www.oxford-union.org/ The Motion: Is the West Losing in The Struggle with Russia? At the start of Vladimir Putin's presidency in 2000, Russia seemed to be taking a path out of the Cold War and towards a harmonious coexistence with the West. But from Ukraine to the UK, a newly confident Russia tests its strength and that of the existing international order. Are these the manoeuvres of a resurgent superpower, or the desperate moves of a vulnerable regime? Can the West respond with sanctions and diplomacy, or is a new strategy needed to face a new Russian threat? Bill Browder, Proposition: An Anglo-American multi-billionaire who made his fortune having founded Hermitage Capital Management. he successfully lobbied for the US to pass the Magnitsky Act, a law to punish Russian human rights violators. He also testified to the US Senate on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 American presidential election Guest Robert Guest, Opposition: Foreign Editor of The Economist, who was based in Johannesburg and wrote on Africa for seven years. Before joining The Economist, Guest was the Tokyo correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and before that he was a freelance writer based in South Korea ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.