Dr Mark Galeotti has been researching Russian history and security issues since the late 1980s. Educated at Cambridge University and the LSE, he is now an Honorary Professor at UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies and a Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI. He also remains a senior non-resident fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague and for 2018-19 a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. He is also the director of the consultancy firm Mayak Intelligence. Previously he has been Head of the Centre for European Security at the Institute of International Relations Prague, Professor of Global Affairs at New York University, head of the History department at Keele University in the UK, an adviser at the British Foreign Office and a visiting professor at MGIMO (Moscow), Charles University (Prague) and Rutgers (Newark), as well as a visiting fellow with the ECFR.
His books include We Need To Talk About Putin (Ebury) and The Vory: Russia’s super mafia (Yale University Press), several Osprey books, and the edited collections The Politics of Security in Modern Russia (Ashgate) and Russian & Soviet Organized Crime (Ashgate) and he is a regular contributor to Jane’s Intelligence Review, Oxford Analytica and many other outlets. He is a columnist for Raam op Rusland and the Moscow Times.
Episode | August 24th, 2020 | Season 3 | 42 mins 21 secs
anti-corruption, belarus, navalny, russia, russian protests
In this episode, Matt spoke with Dr. Mark Galeotti about the pressing issues of the day in Eurasia: the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the ongoing protests in the far-eastern city of Khabarovsk, and the Kremlin's view on the post-election crisis in Belarus. We hope you enjoy! Using his keen understanding of the Kremlin's decision-making process, Dr. Galeotti provides a number of timely insights for our listeners. We eagerly await your feedback!