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.

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Author Archive | Mark Galeotti

Putin the Recruiter and Trump the Potential Asset? Agent-handling and the Helsinki Summit

07.13.18
  • From Trump’s Washington to the Capitals of Europe, Corruption is Russia’s Greatest Ally

    03.03.17
  • The NYT Story on “Trump associates” and Russian Spooks: Some Questions

    02.16.17
  • Trump May Not Be the ‘Siberian Candidate’ but his White House is Coming to Resemble Putin’s Kremlin

    02.07.17
  • Sanctioning the GRU, a Decent Step, but Hamstrung by the Need for Symmetry

    12.30.16
  • Evgeni Zinichev: Putin’s New Man at the FSB

    11.06.16
  • Russia’s “Little Green Fan” Problem: Football Hooligans, the New Nationalism, and the Western Narrative

    06.19.16
  • Putin’s new National Guard – What Does It Say when you Need your Own Personal Army?

    04.05.16
  • Kadyrov the Terrible? Is he Really Going, or is this Just a Curtain Call?

    02.27.16
  • Russia, Turkey, Deconfliction and Distrust

    11.25.15
  • Turkey Shoots Down a Russian Jet and we Return to the 19th Century

    11.24.15
  • If U.S. Intelligence on Russia is Broken (A Bit), What Can Be Done To Help Fix It?

    11.03.15
  • Is Ukraine Being Thrown Off the Bus?

    10.05.15
  • Russians In Syria, Zaslon, and the Risks of Going Native

    09.27.15
  • Right Sector and Wrong Directions in Ukraine

    07.14.15
  • There’s a Silver Lining In Moscow’s Latest Nuclear Sabre-Rattling

    06.17.15
  • U.S. Prepositioning in the Baltics: Heavy Metal Politics and Hostages to Fortune

    06.15.15
  • First thoughts on Nemtsov’s, ‘Putin. War.,’ Report on Russian Operations in Ukraine

    05.13.15
  • No Coups Today…

    03.14.15