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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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Katherine D Wilkins 21h
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Exactly - as if this is some unique cultural phenomenon. Nevertheless there's something to be said for perfecting the state of the art.
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Katherine D Wilkins 21h
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Agree framing fails to address 'demand side' & R not alone, maybe not even cornering mrkt. But thinking in terms of export captures cost: take 2017 petro gas exprt, ~19.8bn. R Laundromat alone> a whole yr of petro gas & unlike actual expts, that $ doesn't come home to raise GDP
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Mark Galeotti 21h
Replying to @kdwtoday
True: when people talk of Russia "exporting corruption," they tend to mean "infecting" the West with its own values rather than exporting the proceeds! In this respect, maybe we could even frame it provocatively as the West "importing embezzlement"...
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Mark Galeotti Jun 18
Replying to @tbrue1
That’s part of it, but only part - there’s also, alas, a great deal of straightforward corruption...
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Oana Popescu Jun 18
A point we’ve been making for years now: malign influence is very much demand-driven! Read more in the studies: and
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Mark Galeotti Jun 18
Replying to @DShK0
But how does this "strength" mean an "export of corruption" - do honest people get forced into this? I see no evidence of that. Russia is an exploiter of others' corruption (not that is necessarily any better, morally)
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Mark Galeotti Jun 18
A pet peeve: can we stop talking about "exporting "? Sure, Moscow - like many others - gladly exploits Western venality. But it is because politicians, institutions, etc can be bought, not because anyone forces it on them. This is our failing (+ vulnerability)
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Benjamin Tallis Jun 18
if you've not been invited to our special, closed doors session on Friday I suppose you can go to this ... ;) Seriously, get to this if you can, if you're in and are interested in , and/or the infinite wisdom of
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Maarten Rabaey Jun 18
‘Ook politiek is een judoka, geen schaker’, zegt Rusland-kenner van en in een interview met naar aanleiding van zijn vertaalde Poetin-boek. En: ‘hij werd een gevangene van zijn eigen elite’
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Mark Galeotti Jun 17
Getting Right: Dispelling Myths From 'Putin the Mastermind' to 'Hybrid War' A quick reminder that tomorrow I'm speaking in at the - registration for free tickets at
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ÚMV Praha Jun 17
Červnové akce 19/6 : Getting Right 20/6 Chantal Mouffe: Which Future for in a Post-political Age 25/6 Co znamená pro země střední Evropy? Debata s Dr. Alfredem Gerstlem 26/6 knihy Jakuba Eberleho
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Mark Galeotti Jun 16
Some are already grumbling at the thought of a / meeting in the margins of this month's yet such contacts are not prizes for good behaviour but essential parts of the diplomatic process. Better to meet + deliver a strong message than sulk
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Mark Galeotti Jun 16
A useful thread from someone who knows what he’s talking about
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Mark Galeotti Jun 15
A Change in ’s Draconian Drug Laws Could Be on the Horizon - This would make a lot of sense; as I say in this 2016 article (), Moscow's existing policy is driven by instit interests + prejudice, not the evidence
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Andrej Matisak Jun 14
always gets what he wants? Not always, says in my interview (in Slovak) about Putin's from 2019. via
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Leonid Ragozin Jun 14
Seventy years later, the early 1990s mafia patsany would reproduce the scene in minor detail. It must be the skiers’ hat of the man on the right that carried it across the century.
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Mark Galeotti Jun 14
You know it's airport when you see all the dogs around, big and small :)
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Mark Galeotti Jun 13
Interesting this means in many ways UKSF following trail blazed by 's GRU . Even in defensive posture, creates new risks but also more tactical + policy options, and makes sense
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Mark Galeotti Jun 13
In fairness, I think this slightly overstates the granularity of Gromov's control over the state media + what they do/don't cover (+ misses Peskov's parallel role), but a v interesting look at an under-watched individual in the Prez Admin - the real governing body of
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Mark Galeotti Jun 13
In on the 19th? I'm speaking at : In on the 25th? I'm speaking at the Global Strategy Forum: Come along!
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