Mark Galeotti

Opinion 1 month ago

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

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

Opinion 1 month ago

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

Opinion 2 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 2 months ago

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

Opinion 2 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 2 months ago

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

Opinion 4 months ago

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

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

Opinion 4 months ago

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

Opinion 5 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 5 months ago

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

Opinion 5 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 5 months ago

His campaign platform will mix populism, paranoia and outright boredom

Opinion 5 months ago

The Ulyukayev Verdict Heralds the End of Putinism (Op-ed)

The Ulyukayev Verdict Heralds the End of Putinism (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 months ago

The arrest of Alexei Ulyukayev, the first of a serving minister since Stalin, sent tremors through Russia’s elite.

Business 6 months ago

The Importance of Russia’s Unimportant Prime Minister (Op-ed)

The Importance of Russia’s Unimportant Prime Minister (Op-ed)

Business 6 months ago

Elections in 2018 are unlikely to result in a new Russian president, but they could see a new prime minister appointed

News 7 months ago

Why Ksenia Sobchak Is Running for President (Op-ed)

Why Ksenia Sobchak Is Running for President (Op-ed)

News 7 months ago

Mark Galeotti explains how Sobchak's campaign can reshape the Russian presidential election landscape.

Opinion 8 months ago

Fake Terrorism Is a Real Threat to the Kremlin (Op-ed)

Fake Terrorism Is a Real Threat to the Kremlin (Op-ed)

Opinion 8 months ago

Putin is seen as Russia’s defender. But can he protect his reputation against a string of bomb hoaxes?