Sergey Aleksashenko was a nonresident senior fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution. Former deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Russia and former chairman of Merrill Lynch Russia, he focuses on the transition process in CIS and Eastern Europe, monetary policy, and international financial infrastructure. Sergey authored the book «Putin’s Counterrevolution» which explores Putin’s autocracy and how it undercut Russia’s economy and chances for democracy. Sergey also writes a regular newsletter, Behind the Iron Curtain, in which he analyses Russia’s internal political developments and how they affect the world. He serves on the Board of the Free Russia Foundation and is a member of the Anti-War Committee of Russia.