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.
Author Archive | Mark Galeotti
Putin the Recruiter and Trump the Potential Asset? Agent-handling and the Helsinki Summit
Mark Galeotti 07.13.18
From Trump’s Washington to the Capitals of Europe, Corruption is Russia’s Greatest Ally
Mark Galeotti 03.03.17
The NYT Story on “Trump associates” and Russian Spooks: Some Questions
Mark Galeotti 02.16.17
Trump May Not Be the ‘Siberian Candidate’ but his White House is Coming to Resemble Putin’s Kremlin
Mark Galeotti 02.07.17
Sanctioning the GRU, a Decent Step, but Hamstrung by the Need for Symmetry
Mark Galeotti 12.30.16
Evgeni Zinichev: Putin’s New Man at the FSB
Mark Galeotti 11.06.16
Russia’s “Little Green Fan” Problem: Football Hooligans, the New Nationalism, and the Western Narrative
Mark Galeotti 06.19.16
Putin’s new National Guard – What Does It Say when you Need your Own Personal Army?
Mark Galeotti 04.05.16
Kadyrov the Terrible? Is he Really Going, or is this Just a Curtain Call?
Mark Galeotti 02.27.16
Russia, Turkey, Deconfliction and Distrust
Mark Galeotti 11.25.15
Turkey Shoots Down a Russian Jet and we Return to the 19th Century
Mark Galeotti 11.24.15
If U.S. Intelligence on Russia is Broken (A Bit), What Can Be Done To Help Fix It?
Mark Galeotti 11.03.15
Is Ukraine Being Thrown Off the Bus?
Mark Galeotti 10.05.15
Russians In Syria, Zaslon, and the Risks of Going Native
Mark Galeotti 09.27.15
Right Sector and Wrong Directions in Ukraine
Mark Galeotti 07.14.15
‘A Very Dangerous Woman’ – or, What Makes a Good Spy?
Mark Galeotti 06.27.15
There’s a Silver Lining In Moscow’s Latest Nuclear Sabre-Rattling
Mark Galeotti 06.17.15
U.S. Prepositioning in the Baltics: Heavy Metal Politics and Hostages to Fortune
Mark Galeotti 06.15.15
First thoughts on Nemtsov’s, ‘Putin. War.,’ Report on Russian Operations in Ukraine
Mark Galeotti 05.13.15
No Coups Today…
Mark Galeotti 03.14.15
Known Knowns and the Nemtsov Murder
Mark Galeotti 03.04.15
Nemtsov’s Murder and Three Other Deaths
Mark Galeotti 02.28.15
The Minsk-2 Accords: Peace in our Time? Hardly
Mark Galeotti 02.12.15
Russia’s Battle of the Big Beasts?
Mark Galeotti 01.30.15
Why Is Donetsk Airport So Important?
Mark Galeotti 01.18.15
A Ukraine-Russia Peace Deal: Crimea Must have a Cost
Mark Galeotti 01.01.15
First Thoughts on the Navalny Sentencing
Mark Galeotti 12.30.14
Igor Rodionov, 1936-2014: Soldier, Scapegoat, Minister, Hard-Liner and Reformer, All at Once
Mark Galeotti 12.19.14
Kolokoltsev’s Populist Lurch
Mark Galeotti 11.29.14
Is Kolokoltsev In or Out?
Mark Galeotti 11.01.14
A Hurricane in the East: Are Rebels Getting BM-27 ‘Uragan’ Rocket Systems?
Mark Galeotti 07.25.14
Blowback’s a Bitch: MH17 and the East Ukraine Campaign’s Long-Term Costs for Russia
Mark Galeotti 07.20.14
Of Strelkov and Stolypin: Tsarist Russia’s Last Chance
Mark Galeotti 06.15.14
Those Mysterious Tanks in Ukraine
Mark Galeotti 06.14.14
Is Putin Trying to Regain Control of Eastern Ukraine?
Mark Galeotti 05.27.14
Ukraine, a Perversely “Good” War for the GRU
Mark Galeotti 05.01.14
NATO and the New War: Dealing with Threats before they become Kinetic
Mark Galeotti 04.26.14
Video of Russian Lt. Colonel in Ukraine not Quite the Smoking Gun
Mark Galeotti 04.14.14
Are Russian Troops in Eastern Ukraine?
Mark Galeotti 04.13.14
Not a new Cold War: Great Game II
Mark Galeotti 04.08.14