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Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti is a senior non-resident fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague, and the author of The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia.

Here’s the Real Message Behind Russia’s Big Far-East Wargame

The week-long exercises, which kicked off yesterday, are intended as a show of might. But the country is in no position to wage a real conflict.


The Danger of a Deal With Putin

The Russian leader knows Trump needs to walk away claiming victory. That gives the Kremlin an advantage.


Putin Finally Went Too Far

The unified international response to the Skripal poisoning shows that the West will only suffer so much provocation.


Putin Is Playing a Dangerous Game in Syria

Is he in control in Syria, or stuck in the sand? The honest answer: a bit of both.


It's Time To Figure Out What Putin Wants

Russian President Vladimir Putin is neither lunatic nor fanatic. He has become a more dangerous phenomenon: a believer in a cause.