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Mark Galeotti
Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, analyst of murky topics from Russian politics to global crime. Not American, by the way.
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Mark Galeotti 15m
Replying to @Mike_Eckel
I would love, LOVE, never to have to say, read or write them...
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Mark Galeotti 42m
Replying to @Mike_Eckel
And there's the tyranny of neat (but inaccurate) formulations - viz Gerasimov Doctrine, etc...
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Scott Rose 2h
“The cult of Putin at the top of an all-powerful ‘power vertical’ is a myth. It does not exist,” says . “A properly run dictatorship looks very different from this.”
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James O'Brien 12h
Give this one an RT, eh lads? I don’t normally ask but it’s important because he’s still telling porkies all over the place & going largely unchallenged.
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Erica Marat 7h
Since I've written a book on policing in post-Soviet countries and Kazakhstan was one of the cases, here are my few thoughts on yesterday's arrests in Astana. 1. Post-Zhanaozen massacre, police focus on preempting protests before they can occur, both in rural areas and cities.
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Mark Galeotti 7h
Let’s hear it for the rats!
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Mark Galeotti 8h
Replying to @scsazak
Afraid not: I'm doing NYC, Pittsburgh, NYC again, Hamilton (Colgate) and DC, but not Boston this time...
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Mark Galeotti 8h
Replying to @scsazak
9 days, 5 cities...
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Mark Galeotti 8h
In the next fortnight, I'll be speaking at (roundtable on info on ), (Russian political war) and (vory and mafia): various details @
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Mark Galeotti Mar 22
Replying to @cforcese @nspector4
I imagine they are printing off the statements and getting ready to Find+Replace Crimea for Golan...
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Ben Noble Mar 22
"When will real politics return to Russia?" MK article
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Mark Galeotti Mar 22
As happy that my 'The Vory' is on the list as I am abashed not to have read all the others. Thanks, !
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Mark Galeotti Mar 22
Replying to @jgmaber
I will, of course, treasure taking second place to cats...
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Carolina de Stefano Mar 22
The has just released a great list of the 14 best non-fiction works on Russia of 2018. Includes books by , Serhii Plokhi on Chernobyl, on Putin's Russia, and a promising Tchaikovsky's biography
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Mark Galeotti Mar 22
Replying to @Pieclone @RUSI_org
The talk was not exactly the same, but you'll get a decent sense of my take from the video of a talk I gave at , available at
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Mark Galeotti Mar 22
Replying to @Pieclone
I’m afraid not
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Mark Galeotti Mar 22
Thanks (and yes, we need to talk more about the risk of corruption, and how this is not something “exported” by Russia but homegrown and exploited by not just Russians...)
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Igor Merheim-Eyre Mar 21
and not only blazing it for Putin, also for Lukashenko
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Mark Galeotti Mar 21
The crackdown on the Tambovskaya organised crime group + Barsukov/Kumarin in particular shows that while fighting gangsters is not a priority for the Kremlin, when they become a threat or an embarrassment, they can expect to treated as enemies of the state
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Mark Galeotti Mar 21
Possible, but I don't know inside debates in Kazakhstan well enough to comment. I think Karimov was a more obvious and immediate warning, and China and Singapore better models
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