Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti is one of the world’s leading experts on Russian crime and security, which may explain why Moscow banned him in 2022. After reading history at Cambridge, he took his doctorate in politics at the LSE. After a stint with the British Foreign Office, he has been a scholar and think-tanker in London, New York, Moscow, Prague and Florence, and now heads the consultancy Mayak Intelligence and is an honorary professor at University College London. His next book is the co-authored Downfall: Prigozhin, Putin, and the New Fight for the Future of Russia (2024).