Debra Johnson is Senior Lecturer in the Business School at the University of Hull where she teaches and writes on European and international business. Prior to becoming an academic, she worked as an economist in the energy and transport industries in the public and private sector. Paul Robinson is Lecturer in Security Studies at the University of Hull. He has written a number of works on Russian history and on contemporary security issues. He has also worked as an executive for the British media research company, Russian Research, in Moscow.