Mark Galeotti

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

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
  • ‘A Very Dangerous Woman’ – or, What Makes a Good Spy?

    06.27.15
  • 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
  • Known Knowns and the Nemtsov Murder

    03.04.15
  • Nemtsov’s Murder and Three Other Deaths

    02.28.15
  • The Minsk-2 Accords: Peace in our Time? Hardly

    02.12.15
  • Russia’s Battle of the Big Beasts?

    01.30.15
  • Why Is Donetsk Airport So Important?

    01.18.15
  • A Ukraine-Russia Peace Deal: Crimea Must have a Cost

    01.01.15
  • First Thoughts on the Navalny Sentencing

    12.30.14
  • Igor Rodionov, 1936-2014: Soldier, Scapegoat, Minister, Hard-Liner and Reformer, All at Once

    12.19.14
  • Kolokoltsev’s Populist Lurch

    11.29.14
  • Is Kolokoltsev In or Out?

    11.01.14
  • A Hurricane in the East: Are Rebels Getting BM-27 ‘Uragan’ Rocket Systems?

    07.25.14
  • Blowback’s a Bitch: MH17 and the East Ukraine Campaign’s Long-Term Costs for Russia

    07.20.14
  • Of Strelkov and Stolypin: Tsarist Russia’s Last Chance

    06.15.14
  • Those Mysterious Tanks in Ukraine

    06.14.14
  • Is Putin Trying to Regain Control of Eastern Ukraine?

    05.27.14
  • Ukraine, a Perversely “Good” War for the GRU

    05.01.14
  • NATO and the New War: Dealing with Threats before they become Kinetic

    04.26.14
  • Video of Russian Lt. Colonel in Ukraine not Quite the Smoking Gun

    04.14.14
  • Are Russian Troops in Eastern Ukraine?

    04.13.14
  • Not a new Cold War: Great Game II

    04.08.14
  • What Would a Russian Invasion of Ukraine Look Like?

    03.29.14