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Mark Galeotti, MA PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of International Affairs Prague, Principal Director of the Mayak Intelligence consultancy, and a world-recognised expert on Russian politics and security affairs, transnational crime, unconventional warfare and intelligence.

He read history at Robinson College, Cambridge University and then took his doctorate in politics at the London School of Economics, after a brief time working in the City of London. From 1991-2008, he was based at Keele University in the UK, where he became Head of History and founder and Director of the Organised Russian & Eurasian Crime Research Unit.

He was seconded in an advisory role to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 1996-97, where his remit covered post-Soviet organised crime, the security and intelligence services and Russian foreign and security policy.

From 2008 to 2016, he was Professor of Global Affairs at New York University, and also chair of its Center for Global Affairs, before moving to Prague.

He has been a Visiting Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers—Newark, USA, Charles University (Prague) and MGIMO (Moscow), an invited fellow of Oxford University’s Extra-Legal Governance Institute in 2007, and a Visiting Fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations since 2016.

He has published widely, with 15 authored and edited books to his name and numerous articles in the academic, professional and popular press, including a monthly column on post-Soviet affairs in Jane’s Intelligence Review 1991-2006. He is the Founding Editor of the journal Global Crime and was the European Editor of Low-Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement until 2005, as well as being an Editorial Consultant to Jane’s Intelligence Review. He writes the regular 'Stolypin' column on Russian politics, security and economics for Business New Europe.

He also has widespread consultancy experience, with clients ranging from governments and law-enforcement agencies (including NATO, the FBI and Interpol) through to commercial clients. He has given evidence before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee and briefed officials from numerous British and foreign government departments.

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    Will Mueller’s investigation tangle Putin’s ‘adhocrats’?
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    Robert Mueller Is Treating Russia Like a Gang, and It's Working
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    Cyber Hysteria
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    Is Chechnya's Kadyrov really 'dreaming' of quitting?
    Nov 28, 2017
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    Donbas war will be won by force of example, not arms
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    The Kremlin's puzzle: how to frame Putin's re-election?
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