I specialize in fairly murky and morally-dubious subjects: modern Russian history and security affairs and transnational and organized crime of both past and present. Educated at Robinson College, Cambridge and the London School of Economics, I was based at Keele 1991-2008, New York University 2009-16 and am now a senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague and coordinator of its Centre for European Security.
Putin the Recruiter and Trump the Potential Asset? Agent-handling and the Helsinki Summit
From Trump’s Washington to the Capitals of Europe, Corruption is Russia’s Greatest Ally
Trump May Not Be the ‘Siberian Candidate’ but his White House is Coming to Resemble Putin’s Kremlin
Russia’s “Little Green Fan” Problem: Football Hooligans, the New Nationalism, and the Western Narrative
Putin’s new National Guard – What Does It Say when you Need your Own Personal Army?
If U.S. Intelligence on Russia is Broken (A Bit), What Can Be Done To Help Fix It?
U.S. Prepositioning in the Baltics: Heavy Metal Politics and Hostages to Fortune
First thoughts on Nemtsov’s, ‘Putin. War.,’ Report on Russian Operations in Ukraine