Mark Galeotti

Opinion 3 days ago

It’s the Russians Wot Done It (Op-ed)

It’s the Russians Wot Done It (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 days ago

BuzzFeed's investigation plays into a dominant narrative within the West where "Russia is to blame."

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Why Russia and the West Should Fight Terrorism Together (Op-ed)

Why Russia and the West Should Fight Terrorism Together (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

By coordinating with Russia over terrorism, the West can be looking ahead to a Russia after Putin.

Opinion 2 months ago

Terror in Russia and the West: A Need for Compassion

Terror in Russia and the West: A Need for Compassion

Opinion 2 months ago

Feed the Kremlin love, feed the Kremlin so much love it chokes. Do it either because it is right or do it because it is smart, but do it either way.

Opinion 2 months ago

Voronenkov's Murder: Russia Will Regret Turning to the ‘Dark Side’

Voronenkov's Murder: Russia Will Regret Turning to the ‘Dark Side’

Opinion 2 months ago

The shocking assassination of Russian politician-turned-pariah Denis Voronenkov last week has sharpened fears among the Russian diaspora of Moscow’s inclination toward vendetta.

Opinion 4 months ago

Treason Through the FSB Looking Glass

Treason Through the FSB Looking Glass

Opinion 4 months ago

Why espionage arrests at the heart of Russia’s security services might be more than they seem.

Opinion 7 months ago

The World After Trump: Russia-Friendly, But for How Long?

The World After Trump: Russia-Friendly, But for How Long?

Opinion 7 months ago

No wonder many in the West see Putin as winning. The European Union in crisis, with Britain’s Brexit potentially being followed by other “exits.”

Opinion 11 months ago

Russia's Slow Indecisive Purges Mask a Policy Void

Russia's Slow Indecisive Purges Mask a Policy Void

Opinion 11 months ago

There have been arrests and releases, petty prosecutions and sensible legal revisions. The overall trend in Russia may be toward a tougher line on potential dissent, but the path is a faltering, ...

Opinion 1 year ago

Russia Pairs Brussels Condolences With Politicking (Op-Ed)

Russia Pairs Brussels Condolences With Politicking (Op-Ed)

Opinion 1 year ago

These days, the Russian government seems to observe jihadist terrorist attacks in the West with a thinly-veiled satisfaction.

Opinion 1 year ago

No Easy Fix for Syria (Op-Ed)

No Easy Fix for Syria (Op-Ed)

Opinion 1 year ago

It is not peace in our time, it may well never even happen, and even if it does, probably won't last. It is not the result of humanitarian impulses, but of cynicism ...

Opinion 1 year ago

The Litvinenko Affair: An Anglo-Russian Exercise in Futility

The Litvinenko Affair: An Anglo-Russian Exercise in Futility

Opinion 1 year ago

A British inquest on the murder of Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko has concluded that it was "probably" sanctioned by President Vladimir Putin.