Mark Galeotti is a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague, and coordinator of its Centre for European Security, also principal director of the Mayak Intelligence consultancy. He blogs on Russian security affairs at In Moscow’s Shadows and tweets as @MarkGaleotti.
Moscow's mercenaries reveal the privatisation of Russian geopolitics
Further revelations regarding the role of Russian private military contractors in Syria exposes how, under Putin,...
On shaky ground: Russia’s FSB vs migrant radicalisation
Scrambling to address the growing threat of Islamist terrorism from Central Asia, Russia’s security apparatus is...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?The Czech Republic gives up on the EU – and foreign policy
Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek is justified in lamenting economic inequality and low pay, but his EU-bashing...
The murder in Ankara is vultures coming home to roost
Russia’s “wins” have largely been destructive and destabilising. The assassination of its ambassador to Turkey shows...
“RepressIntern”: Russia's security cooperation with fellow authoritarians
The formal and informal links between Eurasia’s security services pose deadly risks for opposition activists abroad.
Moscow has a new motto: work a little harder, steal a little less. A big name may have just fallen foul of it.