Dr. Mark Galeotti

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague


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Employment

September 2016 – present: Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague
August 2016 – present: Principal Director, Mayak Intelligence SRO, Prague
September 2016 – present: Adjunct Professor, Charles University, Prague
2016: Visiting Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
2009 – August 2016: Clinical Professor of Global Affairs, SPS Center for Global Affairs, New York University
2007 – 2008: Head of History Department, Keele University
1991 – 2008: Senior Lecturer in Modern and International History, Keele University
1996 – 1997: Senior Research Fellow, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1990 – 1991: Adjunct Instructor, London School of Economics, London and Middlesex University, London

 Education

1988 – 1991: PhD in Government (Politics), London School of Economics, London. (PhD: The Impact of Afghan War on the USSR, accepted without revisions)
1987 – 1988: Political Liaison, Lloyd’s of London, London
1984 – 1987: MA History, Robinson College Cambridge University (Trevelyan Prize for History 1987)

 Foreign Research Fellowships, Internships

Visiting Professor: Rutgers – Newark, Charles University Prague, MGIMO Moscow

 Teaching Experience

  • April 2014: Transnational Organised Crime: MA course for MGIMO-University, Moscow
  • 2016 – 2017: Charles University: Intelligence' course, MA in Security Studies
  • 2009 – 2016: NYU (graduate): Transnational Crime; Transnational Security; Authoritarianism, Repression and Corruption; Hard Power: the uses and abuses of military force; Asymmetric Warfare; Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence; National Security Policy Making; Analytic Skills; Corruption and Anti-Corruption; Russia and the World; Global Empires; Prague and Beyond: security and transition in Central Europe (field course); Moscow: security, stress and stability in the new Russia (field course);
  • 2014 – 2016: MGIMO (Moscow): Confronting Transnational Crime
  • 2014 – 2015: Charles University: Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence
  • 2005 – 2006: Rutgers-Newark: Transnational Terrorism; Organized and Transnational Crime
  • 1991 – 2008: Keele University: Russian Organized Crime (graduate); Organized Crime in History; How To Stage A Military Coup; War in History; Modern Russia; Afghanistan: the Soviet Union’s last war; The Italian Renaissance (co-taught); Modern Italy (co-taught); Rus’: medieval Russia (co-taught); Modern History: an introduction

 Languages

English – Native
Italian – Fluent
French – Good
Russian – Intermediate
Czech – Beginners

 Areas of Interest

Russian domestic and foreign policy
Russian security affairs
Russian and Soviet history
Transnational and organised crime
Intelligence and covert operations
Military and non-military security challenges

 Memberships

  • 2017 – present: Member of the Advisory Council of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement
  • 2010 – present: Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Strategic Security
  • 2004 – present: Member of the Scientific Board of the Journal Of Power Institutions in Post –Soviet Societies
  • 2002 – 2010: Member of the Editorial Board of the Crime & Justice International
  • 2000 – 2002: Member of the Global Forum Advisory Panel of LENS (Law Enforcement & National Security)
  • 1997 – 1999: Memeber of the Royal Institute for International Affairs Steering Group on International Drugs Trade & Organized Crime

 Editorships

  • 2008 – 2007: Global Crime: Managing Editor, Founding Editor and member of the Editorial Board
  • 2006: Jane’s Terrorism & Security Monitor: Transnational Organized Crime Commissioning Editor
  • 1993 – 2005: Boundary & Security Bulletin, Soviet Union Editor
  • 1992 – 2005: Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement: European Editor
  • 1991 – present: Jane's Intelligence Review: Editorial Adviser

Other professional activties

December 2017: One of the judges for the Organised Crime & Corruption Reporting Project '(Corrupt) Person of the Year'

Postgraduate examiner for: Oxford University (DPhil), London University (PhD), Macquarie University (PhD), St Andrews University (MPhil), NYU (MA) and Durham University (MA).

Manuscript reviewer: Harvard University Press, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and New York University Press.

 Publications

Books

  • (forthcoming 2017): The Modern Russian Army, 1992 – 2016. London: Osprey.
  • (2016): Hybrid War or Gibridnaya Voina? Getting Russia’s non-linear military challenge right. Mayak Intelligence. ISBN: 9781365549809.
  • (2015): Spetsnaz: Russia’s special forces. London: Osprey.
  • (2014): Russia’s Chechen Wars. London: Osprey.
  • (2013): Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991. London: Osprey.
  • (2012): Paths of Wickedness and Crime: the underworlds of the Renaissance Italian city. New York: Gonfalone.
  • (2003): Criminal Russia: a sourcebook and course book on 150 years of crime, corruption & policing. Keele: ORECRU.
  • (2002): Russian and Post – Soviet Organized Crime. London: Ashgate.
  • (1997): Gorbachev and his Revolution. Basingstoke, Macmillian. (Elements of this book were republished in: Head, Tom (ed.): People Who Made History: Mikhail Gorbachev. New York: Gale, 2003).
  • (1997): Jane’s Sentinel: Russia. Coulsdon: Jane’s.
  • (1996): Unstable Russia. Coulsdon: Jane’s.
  • (1995): The Age of Anxiety, Security and Politics in Soviet and Post – Soviet Russia. Harlow, Longman Higher Academic. (Translated into Czech as 1998: Čas Úzkosti. Prague: Orbis).
  • (1995): Afghanistan: the Soviet Union’s last war. London: Frank Cass.
  • (1995): The Kremlin’s Agenda. Coulsdon: Jane’s Information Group.

Edited Volumes

  • (ed., 2010): The Politics of Security in Modern Russia. London: Ashgate.
  • (ed., 2009): Organized Crime in History. London: Routledge.
  • (ed., 2005): Global Crime Today: the changing face of organized crime. London: Routledge.
  • (ed., 2002): Putin’s Russia. London: Jane’s.

Chapters in Books

  • (2016): "RepressIntern": Russia's security cooperation with fellow authoritarian. In: Hug, Adam (ed.): No shelter: the harassment of activists abroad by intelligence services from the former Soviet Union. Foreign Policy Centre, London.
  • (2015): The Baltic Intelligence war: hotting up, and back to the Cold War. In: Spruds, Andris (ed.): Riga Conference Papers 2015. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs.
  • (2015): “Hybrid War” and “Little Green Men” – how it works, and how it doesn’t. In: Sakwa, Richard  – Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Agnieszka (eds): Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives. London: eIR.
  • (2014): Kleptocracies, Warlords and Mafia in Uniform. In: Bunker, Robert J. (ed.): Global Criminal and Sovereign Free Economies and the Demise of the Western Democracies: Dark Renaissance. London: Routledge.
  • (2012): Sino-Russian Border Resolution. In: Elleman, Bruce A. – Kotkin, Stephen – Schofield, Clive (eds.): Beijing's Power and China's Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia. Armonk: ME Sharp.
  • (2012): Turkish Organized Crime. In: Siegel, Dina et al. (eds.): Traditional Crime in the Modern World. New York: Springer.
  • (2011): Crime in post-Soviet societies. In: Herzog-Evans, M. (ed.): Transforming Criminology, Vol. I. Olsterwijk: Wolf Legal.
  • (2010): Introduction. In: Galeotti, Mark (ed.): The Politics of Security in Modern Russia. London: Ashgate.
  • (2010): The Security Apparatus: Putin’s praetorians. In: Galeotti, Mark (ed.): The Politics of Security in Modern Russia. London: Ashgate.
  • (2009): Criminal Histories. In: Galeotti, Mark (ed.): Organized Crime in History. London: Routledge.
  • (2009): The World of the Lower Depths: crime and punishment in Russian history. In: Galeotti, Mark (ed.): Organized Crime in History. London: Routledge.
  • (2008): The Criminalization of Russian State Security. In: Bunker, Robert J. (ed.): Criminal States and Criminal-Soldiers. London: Routledge.
  • (2007): Foreword. In: Finckenauer, James O.: Mafia and Organized Crime. Oxford: OneWorld.
  • (2007): Mafia and Organized Crime. In: Clar, David, S. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Law & Society. Thousand Oakes: Sage.
  • (2007): Turkish Organized Crime, Organized Crime, the Russian Military and Nuclear Smuggling; Overview: Organized Crime in Central Asia. In: Shanty, Frank G. (ed.): Organized Crime: From Trafficking to Terrorism (also known as Organized Crime: An International Encyklopedia). Santa Barbara: CA, ABC-CLIO.
  • (2007): Private Security and Public Insecurity: outsourced vigilantism in modern Russia. In: Pratten, David – Sen, Atryee (eds.): Global Vigilantes. New York: Columbia University Press and London: Hurst.
  • (2005): Global Crime Today. In: Galeotti, Mark (ed.): Global Crime Today. London, Routledge.
  • (2005): The Russian Mafia: consolidation and globalization. In: Galeotti, Mark (ed.): Global Crime Today. London, Routledge.
  • (2005): “Brotherhoods” and “Associates”: Chechen networks of crime and resistance. In: Bunker, Robert J. (ed.): Networks, Terrorism & Global Insurgency. London: Frank Cass.
  • (2004): What Implications for Russia’s Development have Securitisation, Crime and Corruption? In: Larsson, Robert (ed.): Whither Russia? Stockholm: FOI.
  • (2003): Special Purpose Forces and Ministry of International Affairs. In: Millar, James R. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Russian History. New York: Gale.
  • (2002): The Challenge of Soft Security: crime, corruption and chaos. In: Cottey, Andrew – Averre, Derek (eds.): New Security Challenges in Postcommunist Europe. Manchester, Manchester University Press.
  • (2002): Transnational Organized Crime: law enforcement as a global battlespace. In: Bunker, Robert J. (ed.): Non-State Threats and Future Wars. London: Frank Cass.
  • (2002): Putin and his Russia. In: Galeotti, Mark: (ed.): Putin’s Russia. London, Jane’s.
  • (2002): Crime, Chaos and Control. In: Galeotti, Mark: (ed.): Putin’s Russia. London, Jane’s.
  • (2002): Putin’s Russia: an afterword. In: Galeotti, Mark: (ed.): Putin’s Russia. London, Jane’s.
  • (2002): Introduction. In: Galeotti, Mark: (ed.): Putin’s Russia. London, Jane’s.
  • (2001): Underworld and upperworld: organized crime and global society. In: Josselin, Daphné – Wallace, William (eds.): Non-State Actors in World Politics. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
  • (2001): Stealing the Millennium: the Growing Challenge of Organized and Transnational Crime. In: LENS Report 2001. London: Lens.
  • (2000): The Russian Mafiya: economic penetration at home and abroad. In: Ledeneva, Alena V. – Kurkchiyan, Marina (eds.): Economic Crime in Russia. Amsterdam: Kluwer.
  • (2000):  Who’s the boss: us or the law? The corrupt art of ruling Russia. In: Lovell, S. – Rogachevskii, A. – Ledeneva, A.(eds.): Bribery and Blat in Russia. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
  • (2000): The Power Ministries and Russian Foreign Policy. In: Godzimirski, Jakub M. (ed.): New and Old Actors in Russian Foreign Policy. Oslo, NUPI.
  • (2000): Crime, corruption and the law. In: Bowker, Mike – Ross,Cameron (eds.): Russia after the Cold War. Harlow, Longman.
  • (1999): The “Russian Mafiya” and Europe’s narcotics problem. In: Interpol and Technology in Partnership: fighting drug trafficking. London: Interpol/National Criminal Intelligence Service.
  • (1997): Organized Crime in the Former Soviet Union: roots, resources and responses. In: OSCE. A need for cooperation. Copenhagen: Danish UN Association.
  • (1996): Russia and her neighbours: partner, threat or problem? In: Defence ’96. Coulsdon, Jane’s.
  • (1995): Russia and Eurasia: Out – of Area operations and Peacekeeping. In: Hall, R.(ed.): The World in Conflict. Coulsdon, Jane’s.

Articles in Peer – Reviewed Journals

  • (2018): The mythical ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ and the language of threat. Critical Studies on Security, 6, 1.
  • (2017): Why Does Nobody Want to Join Russia in the Nineteenth Century? New Perspectives, Vol. 25 No.3, 3-7.
  • (2016): Solidarity, Securitisation, and Europe in an Age of Hybrid Threats.Central European Political Science Review. Quarterly of Central European Political Science Alliance. Volume: 17. Number: 66. (Winter 2016) ISSN: 1586-4197 / 977158649005.
  • (2016): The Plaintive Voice of Russia’s Embattled Foreign Policy Establishment. New Perspectives, Vol. 24, No. 1.
  • (2016): Hybrid, ambiguous and non – linear? How new is Russia’s new war? Small Wars, Vol. 27, No. 2.
  • (2016): Securitizing Narcotics: the Politics and Prospects of Russian Counterdrug Policies. Journal of Drug Policy Analysis, 8.
  • Galeotti, Mark – Bowen, Andrew (2014): Latvia and Money Laundering: An Examination of Regulatory and Institutional Effectiveness in Combating Money Laundering. Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, Vol.8, No. 4.
  • (2014): In Russia, comandano i siloviki. Limes: rivista Italiana di geopolitica.
  • (2012): Purges, Power and Purpose: Medvedev's 2011 police reforms. Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, No. 13.
  • (2011): Crime, Trafficking and Local and Global Solutions. Perspectives on Politics.
  • (2011): Digging out a history of organized crime. Law, Crime & History, Vol.1, No. 1.
  • (2010): Litvinenko, Aleksandr Valtervich. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • (2008): Criminal Histories. Global Crime, Vol. 9. No. 1-2.
  • (2008): The World of Lower Depths: crime and punishment in Russian history. Global Crime, Vol. 9. No. 1-2.
  • (2006): Forward to the Past: Organized Crime and Cuba’s History, Present and Future. Trends in Organized Crime, Vol. 9, No. 3.
  • (2005): The Transdnistrian Connection: Big Problems for Small Pseudo – State. Global Crime, Vol. 6, No. 3-4.
  • (2004): The Russian Mafia: consolidation and globalization. Global Crime, Vol. 6, No. 1.
  • (2002): Transnational Organized Crime: law enforcement as a global battlespace. Small Wars & Insurgencies, Vol 13., No. 2.
  • (2002): “Brotherhoods” and “Associates”: Chechen networks of crime and resistence. Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement, Vol. 11, No. 2-3.
  • (2000): Turkish organized crime: where state, crime and rebellion conspire. Transnational Organized Crime,  Vol. 4, No. 1.
  • (1998): The Mafiya and the New Russia. Australian Journal of Politics & History, Vol. 44, No. 3.
  • (1995): Moscow Rules: reading between the lines about crime in Russia. Slovo 8.
  • (1993): Russian Police and Security Apparatus in the 1980s and the 1990s. Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement 2.
  • (1993): Perestroika, Perestrelka, Pereborka: policing Russia in a time of change. Europe – Asia Studies, Vol. 45, No. 5.
  • (1992): Organized Crime in Moscow and Russian National Security.  Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement 1.
  • (1990): Baku, January 1990 – an exercise in desperation. Slovo 3.

Other Scholarly Pieces

 Columns and Selected Media Appearances

Mark Galeotti is a regular interviewee and commentator on radio and TV, including MSNBC, CBC, Bloomberg TV, NPR, CNN, Fox, BBC 1, RT, Deutsche Welle, Arise TV, Al-Jazeera, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, Canadian Broad-casting, Voice of America, Voice of Russia, NTV, RFE/RL, Hromadske, Discovery Channel, Channel 4, BSkyB and ČT1 (Czech).

2018

 

 2017

  •  Reports
  • (2018): Do the Western Balkans face a coming Russian storm? ECFR Report, 4. 4. 2018.
  • (2017): Controlling Chaos: How Russia manages its political war in Europe. ECFR Report, 1. 9. 2017.
  • (2016): Heavy Metal Diplomacy: Russia's political use of its military in Europe. ECFR Report, 15. 12. 2016.
  • Galeotti, Mark – Arutunyan, Anna (2016): The Kremlin’s Hybrid Business. RFE/RL [in Russian, as Гибридный бизнес Кремля], forthcoming on Henry Jackson Society website [in English].
  • (2016): Putin’s Hydra: inside the Russian intelligence services. European Council on Foreign Relations. Also translated into Russian.
  • (2015): One Economic Sector Booming in Russia: Corruption. RFE/RL [in Russian as Курс взятки к доллару], Henry Jackson Society [in English].
  • (2015): Russia in Syria: tactical masterstroke, strategic risk. Wikistrat.
  • (2015): Narcotics and Nationalism: Russian Drug Policies and Futures. Brookings Institution.
  • (2015): Tough Times for Tough People: Crime and Russia’s Economic Crisis. RFE/RL [in Russian as Хорошие времена для плохих парней], Henry Jackson Society [in English].
  • (2014): Russia’s Next Military Intervention. Wikistrat.
  • (2014): Crime and Crimea: Criminals as Allies and Agents. RFE/RL [in Russian as "Сейлем" и "Башмаки"], Henry Jackson Society [in English]
  • (2013): The Future of Drones. Wikistrat.
  • (2013): The Western Hemispheric Presidency. Wikistrat.
  • (2013): Winning the Drug War in Mexico. Wikistrat.
  • (2012): When Putin Falls. Wikistrat.
  • (2012): Hard Power, Hard Choices. NYU Center for Global Affairs, 2012 (edited)
  • (1999): British Policy and Russian Crime: time to get serious? Memorandum submitted to and published by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • (1998): Private Security and Public Insecurity: the rise and implications of the Russian private security industry. ORECRU Special Report.
  • (1998): Heirs of the KGB. Jane’s Intelligence Review Special Report.
  • (1997): Turkish Organized Crime: the threat to the UK. For National Criminal Intelligence Service.
  • (1997): Policing Russia. Jane’s Intelligence Review Special Report.
  • (1997): Organized Crime in the former Soviet Union: an introduction to the opportunities and the threats. For Kroll Associates.
  • (1996): Russia’s Praetorians: internal security and intelligence forces. Distributed by the Office of the Special Adviser to the NATO Secretary General.
  • (1996): Mafiya: organized crime in Russia and its international implications. Jane’s Intelligence Review Special Report.
  • (1995): Cross-Border Crime in the Former Soviet Union. International Boundaries Research Unit, Durham.
  • (1995): The Rise of a Criminal Superpower:  Organized Crime in Russia. for US Department of Defense (National Defense University).
  • (1994): Russia 2014. for US Department of Defense (National Defense University).
  • A Glossary of Russian Police and Security Service Acronyms and Abbreviations, this is periodically updated and freely available guide which was also distributed within the Foreign Office and related agencies, the UK Ministry of Defence, Interpol and the Pentagon.

 Conferences and Seminars

  • Video on Moscow’s Gold: Russian Corruption in the UK. IIR Commentary, 21. 5. 2018.
  • The Russian Mafia, at Home and Abroad. IIR, Nerudova 3, 3. 4. 2018.
  • Russian Strategic Behaviour, academic workshop at Marshall Centre, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 27. 3. - 28. 3. 2018.
  • Russia in 2018: challenges and responses. Keynote address to Baltic Defence College Russia conference, Tartu, 8. 3. 2018.
  • Russian organised crime in the global underworld. Video presentation to Mob Museum (USA), 12. 1. 2018.
  • McMafia: the Reality. University College London event, 7. 2. 2018. Livestreamed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2LF5lZI2VA
  • Lecture: The Challenge of 'Fake News' and the Security of Latvia in the 21st Century'. Latvian Presidential Discussion, 6. 12. 2017.
  • Speaker on Panel: Ukraine's Security. 6th Tiger Conference, Kyiv, 5. 12. 2017.
  • Understanding Contemporary Conflict Beyond Hybrid Warfare. Prague Insecurity Conference, 1. 12. 2017.
  • Lecture: Russian Foreign Policy. Parliament, Oslo, 27. 11. 2017.
  • 'Professor in the Pub' informal talk on hybrid war. Anglo-American University, 23. 11. 2017.
  • Russian intelligence services and hybrid war. Lecture at UK Delegation, NATO, Brussels, 16. 11. 2017.
  • Trust in the Cadres. Victims of Communism Centenary Commemoration conference, Washington DC, 9. 11. 2017.
  • Whither Putin's Russia. US State Department, Washington DC, 8. 11. 2017.
  • Russian propaganda. Prague Media Point Conference, 4. 11. 2017.
  • The Control of Russian Proxy Instruments. Online keynote speech. Canadian Royal Military College 2017 Adversarial Intent Conference, 10. 10. 2017.
  • Russia from Within (Panelist), Forum 2000, Prague, 9. 10. 2017.
  • Russia and Euro-Atlantic Security. Address to NATO Parliamentary Assembly Political Committee, Bucharest, 7. 10. 2017.
  • Russian Information Warfare. Address to NATO Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Civil Dimensions of Security, Bucharest, 7. 10. 2017.
  • Make Russia Great Again: Putin's foreign policy. Lecture to visiting US State Senators, Prague, 16. 9. 2017.
  • IIR Security Breakfast, 25. 8. 2017.
  • Lecture: 'Russian Influence in Europe'. Charles University GPS Summer School, 13. 7. 2017.
  • The Uncertain Future of EU-Russia Relations. Prague European Summit, 13. 6. 2017.
  • Presentation: 'Russian Nuclear Policy' to workshop organised by Czech MOD, Vienna, 28. 4. 2017.
  • 'Putin and the "Russian Threat to the West'"'. Talk at Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Comenius University, Bratislava, 20. 4. 2017.
  • Respondent: The Disappearance of the Battlefield in the Age of Global Targeting. Institute of International Relations Prague, 21. 4. 2017.
  • Breakfast with Mark Galeotti'. Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Groups, Moscow, 6. 4. 2017.
  • Presentation on Russian hybrid war to closed expert meeting at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 6. 3. 2017.
  • Public debate on Russian policies and threats hosted by the ECFR, Sofia, 6. 3. 2017.
  • Silovik Stockholm Syndrome: Russia's security agencies as drivers, beneficiaries, and victims of Putinism. IFRI (France), 21. 2. 2017.
  • Russian "heavy metal diplomacy" . ECFR presentation, Warsaw, 3. 2. 2017.
  • Lecture to Academy of Young Diplomats: 'Europe after the annexation of Crimea'. AYD, Warsaw, 3. 2. 2017.
  • Russian hybrid war. OSW, Warsaw, 2. 2. 2017.
  • Breakfast with journalists. IIR Prague, 1. 2. 2017.
  • Russia’s ‘Hybrid War’: What Does it Really Mean, And How Should the West Respond? Mirror Hall, Czernin Palace of the MFA, 10. 1. 2017.
  • Participation in SWP-DGO round table on Russia and Germany, Berlin, 13. 12. 2016.
  • Tools of Control and Repression,' SWP-ZOiS Conference, Berlin, 12. 12. 2016.
  • Public lecture 'The Threat from Russian organised crime'. Estonian Interior Ministry, 24. 11. 2016.
  • Classes taught at Estonian Academy for Security Sciences, 24. 11. - 25. 11. 2016.
  • Russia: Global Colossus with Feet of Clay? Warsaw Security Forum, Warsaw, 26.-28. 9. 2016.
  • Putin's "War with the West": real? a threat? a real threat?, lecture at Colgate University, USA, 17. 10. 2016.
  • Closed Nuclear Threat Initiative Workshop on nuclear security in Russia, 14. 10. 2016.
  • Russia 2036: Still a Prisoner of Its History? Jak bude vypadat Evropa a svět za dvacet let. Ústav mezinárodních vztahů. 9. 11. 2016.
    Briefings on report ‘Putin’s Hydra’ on Russia’s intelligence services to:
    • Institute of International Relations Prague (May 2016)
    • Estonian security officials (Tallinn, May 2016)
    • Finnish security officials (Helsinki, May 2016)
    • EU INTCEN and External Action Service (Brussels, June 2016).
  • The Changing Nature of Global Crime and the Opportunities for Deeper US-Russian Cooperation Against It. Spaso House Talk (hosted by US Ambassador to Russia), February 2016.
  • Russian Hybrid War. Riga Conference 2015, Riga, November 2015.
  • Crime, Kleptocracy, and Politics: Developments in Modern Russia. Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative, Washington DC, October 2015
  • The Rise and (Apparent) Fall of the Russian Mafia. MIT, Boston, February 2015
  • Russia’s Spetsnaz and Non-Conventional Operations. ‘The USMC and “Ambiguous Warfare”’ workshop, Washington DC, February 2015
  • Hybrid, Ambiguous and Non-Linear: How new is Russia’s “new way of war”? Glasgow University, June 2015
  • Narcotics and Nationalism: Russia’s drug policies and futures. Brookings Institution, Washington DC, October 2014
  • From the Kremlin to Kyiv: The Role of Russian Security and Intelligence Services. Chatham House, London, June 2014
  • The Evolution of the Russian Vorovskoi Mir. Europol, October 2013
  • Benya Krik's uncles, Ostap Bender's aunts: a genealogy of Russian organized crime. New York University, April 2011
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People: Eurasian organized crime’s diversification, penetration and legitimation, FBI Workshop on Eurasian Organized Crime. Los Angeles, July 2010.
  • Reforming the State Security Sector and the problem of Organized Crime, Democratic Governance in the Security Sector. STARLINK Conference, The Hague, December 2007.
  • Who’s Next? What coping with the ‘Wild East’ has taught us about identifying future threats. Tackling Organised Crime in Partnership conference, London, October 2004
  • Failed States, Organised Crime and Diffuse Threats. European Commission workshop on the Solana European Union strategy document, Rome, October 2003
  • The Russian Mafiya, keynote address. 2nd National Criminal Intelligence Service International Conference for Criminal Analysts, London, March 1999
  • Should we be Worried about the Russian Mafiya? Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, October 1998
  • ‘Real Crimes for Real Criminals’:  the Russian mafiya and international economic crime. 16th International Symposium on Economic Crime workshop, Cambridge, September 1998.
  • Cops, Spies and Private Eyes: the historical patterns of Russian policing. ‘Good Order is the Foundation of All Things’: crime and policing in modern Europe conference, Keele, September 1994.




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