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).