Mark Galeotti

Director, Mayak Intelligence

About this speaker

Mark Galeotti is a long-time Russia-watcher, even though Moscow banned him this year. He is an Honorary Professor at University College London and Executive Director of the UK-based consultancy Mayak Intelligence, and is currently a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute. He read history at Cambridge and took his doctorate in government at the LSE, and after a stint with the British Foreign Office has been a scholar and thinktanker in New York, Moscow, Prague, Florence and London. A prolific author, his most recent books include the forthcoming Putin’s Wars: from Chechnya to Ukraine (Bloomsbury, 2022), The Weaponisation of Everything (Yale, 2022), We Need To Talk About Putin (Ebury, 2019) and The Vory: Russia’s super mafia (Yale, 2018).

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The Russo-Ukrainian war and the illegal arms trade

10 May 2023, 02:00 PM
Anna Arutunyan Fedir Sydoruk Mark Galeotti Tuesday Reitano

Time of Troubles: The Russian underworld since the Ukraine invasion

18 December 2023, 03:00 PM
Mark Galeotti Tuesday Reitano Yuliya Zabyelina Federico Varese