Mark Galeotti

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(Academic, Propagandist)
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BornOctober 1965
Alma materRobinson College (Cambridge), London School of Economics
Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, Institute for Statecraft/Tor team, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies/Fellows
Interests • Russian propaganda
• Vladimir Putin

Mark Galeotti is a member of the Integrity Initiative, job title Forensic research, the role described as "Russian infowar tactics and interaction with other hybrid warfare tools".[1]


Galeotti is an Honorary Professor at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, as well as a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague and previously head of its Centre for European Security.

He has advised and given evidence to a wide range of bodies, from the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to Interpol and SHAPE.[2]

Between 1991 and 2006, he wrote a monthly column on Russian and post-Soviet security issues for Jane's Intelligence Review (formerly Jane’s Soviet Intelligence Review). He continues to write for various Jane's publications, as well as Oxford Analytica, for which he covers Russian security, transnational crime and terrorism issues.

He writes on his own blog, In Moscow's Shadows as well as guest writing for Raam op Russia, EUROPP, oD:Russia, the International Policy Digest, and other blogs. He also contributes articles to The Moscow Times and War on the Rocks and is a contributing editor to Business New Europe.

Gerasimov Doctrine

He created the term "Gerasimov Doctrine" for an article, but later admitted this is misleading.[3]


Galeotti is also a prolific author, whose books include:

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  • A Short History of Russia, 2020
  • Armies of the Russian-Ukrainian War, 2019
  • We Need to Talk About Putin, 2019
  • Russian Political Warfare: moving beyond the hybrid, 2019
  • Kulikovo 1380: the battle that made Russia, 2019
  • The Vory: Russia’s super mafia, 2018
  • The Modern Russian Army, 1992-2016, 2017
  • Hybrid War or Gibridnaya Voina? Getting Russia’s non-linear military challenge right, 2016
  • Spetsnaz: Russia’s special forces, 2015
  • Russia’s Chechen Wars, 2014
  • Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991, 2013
  • Paths of Wickedness and Crime: the underworlds of the Renaissance Italian city, 2012

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