IIR in the media

19.02.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Russia's Hunger Games
Presidential elections will be held in Russia soon, and not many doubt their outcome. Big clue about how Vladimir Putin will govern in his fourth term will be revealed by what he does with the security services after the election. Russian media has been filled with speculation and leaks about how the Kremlin leader is planning a major shake-up of his siloviki. Where is the Russian security state going? Listen to Mark Galeotti as a co-host of the RFE/RL Power Vertical podcast.
16.02.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Size Doesn’t Matter for Spies Anymore
"In the era of cyber-espionage, even the smallest countries can play on the biggest stage," writes Mark Galeotti in his argument published by Foreing Policy.
30.01.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Election of Zeman shows limits and opportunities of Moscow's meddling
The pro-Russian Czech president Miloš Zeman (73) won the election from pro-European candidate Jiri Drahoš. This is good news for the Kremlin, and shoudl have been clinched by Russian disinformation. But is it that simple? Our security analyst Mark Galeotti puts things into perspective in his analysis for RaamopRusland. Fake news can come just as easily from domestic propagandists and the presidency is but a ceremonial job. In essence this political fight amounts to the split between the Prague Café and the Czech pub.
Czech Republic, Austria: A Populist Wave to the Assault of Europe
Our Deputy Director for Research Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň in the global edition of RFI on islamophobia and the fear of migrants in the current presidential campaign and as part of a larger report on the "Czech Republic, Austria: A Populist Wave to the Assauult of Europe" by Anissa El Jabri.
22.01.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Is Putin’s trolling “making Russia great again”?
"In many ways, Russia is the geopolitical equivalent of the internet troll, deliberately sowing discord. There is an obvious and severe critique to be made about such a foreign policy, but it is also worth appreciating just why the Kremlin has adopted it – and appears to feel it is working," writes Mark Galeotti in his article for Business New Europe.
22.01.2018 | Tomáš Dopita
Lack of Engagement?
Three people, three countries, threee minutes. What are the relations of Germany, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Kosovo? Tomáš Dopita contributes in this short video-spot published by Open 333 platform on the Czech relations with Kosovo.
19.01.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Forget Britain’s nuclear deterrent – here’s what Russia is really afraid of
Russia is being weaponised to justify big-ticket buys for the UK military, yet there’s little talk of what Moscow thinks matter.... And what is that? Read Mark Galeotti's piece for The Guardian.
16.01.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Cyber Hysteria
Governments and media credit Russia with fearsome hacking capabilities―which happens to suit Moscow very well. The West should take concrete counter-measures, " writes Mark Galeotti in his analysis for Berlin Policy Journal.
12.01.2018 | Jan Eichler
Bude mít také Trump "svoji" válku?
Téměř každý americký prezident vedl nějakou válku. Bude mít také Trump "svoji" válku? Tuto otázku si v reakci na analýzu amerického odborníka Philippa Gordona pokládá v článku pro deník Právo Jan Eichler.
19.12.2017 | Mark Galeotti
Latvian interview with Mark Galeotti
Putin wants to make Russia great again, but his idea of what makes a great power is very much out of the 19th century. To him, great powers must have spheres of influence such as Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus and elsewhere. No one should be able to tell a great power what to do, so, for Russia, international law and justice should have no traction. And Russia should have a voice on all global issues. In order to achieve all this, given Russia's weakness, Putin is seeking to divide, distract, and demoralise the West. That's the argument Mark Galeotti makes in his interview for Latvian journal Latvijas avīze: LA.

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