Mark Galeotti

Opinion 1 month ago

Is Russia Still a Haven for Old Pariahs? (Op-ed)

Is Russia Still a Haven for Old Pariahs? (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

Populists, nationalists and separatists used to receive a warm welcome in Moscow.

Opinion 1 month ago

The Dangerous Legacy of Keeping Russia's World Cup Safe (Op-ed)

The Dangerous Legacy of Keeping Russia's World Cup Safe (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

Russia has ramped up security measures for the World Cup, but the costs involved may be unsustainable.

Opinion 2 months ago

Fear Not the Honeypot (Op-ed)

Fear Not the Honeypot (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

Why Russia is safe for World Cup fans — and why the West thinks it isn't.

Opinion 2 months ago

Babchenko’s Death and Russia’s Dark Power (Op-ed)

Babchenko’s Death and Russia’s Dark Power (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 months ago

Russia has adopted a policy of blessing freelance murders carried out in its name.

Opinion 3 months ago

The Tragedy of the Age-Old Kremlin-Vor Alliance (Op-ed)

The Tragedy of the Age-Old Kremlin-Vor Alliance (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 months ago

From Stalin to Putin, the Kremlin's mutually beneficial ties to Russian gangsters go way back.

Opinion 5 months ago

Former Russian Spy Scandal Suggests the Old Espionage Rules Are Breaking Down (Op-ed)

Former Russian Spy Scandal Suggests the Old Espionage Rules Are Breaking Down (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 months ago

Skripal’s hospitalization suggests the old rules are breaking down and that more vicious shadow war is yet to come

Opinion 5 months ago

The Argentine Cocaine Scandal Is Just the Tip of a Russian Iceberg (Op-ed)

The Argentine Cocaine Scandal Is Just the Tip of a Russian Iceberg (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 months ago

The embassy cars and diplomatic flights signal a return to wilder times.

Opinion 6 months ago

Is Putin's Trolling 'Making Russia Great Again?' (Op-ed)

Is Putin's Trolling 'Making Russia Great Again?' (Op-ed)

Opinion 6 months ago

Russia's role in Syrian was never about the well-bing of civilians or saving Bashar Assad

Opinion 7 months ago

Why Russia's Leaders Still Honor the Soviet Secret Police (Op-ed)

Why Russia's Leaders Still Honor the Soviet Secret Police (Op-ed)

Opinion 7 months ago

As a Russian criminal proverb has it, “confession is fit only for the priest and the fool”

Opinion 7 months ago

The Weaponization of Tedium Is Putin’s New Strategy (Op-ed)

The Weaponization of Tedium Is Putin’s New Strategy (Op-ed)

Opinion 7 months ago

His campaign platform will mix populism, paranoia and outright boredom