Harold Chambers warns how heavy handed security service crackdowns are galvanising islamic radicalisation in the North Caucasus
Pavel Luzin writes on the reasons why Russian intelligence agencies combine systemic and non-systemic activities in cyberspace
Kirill Shamiev sees Alexei Navalny’s return to Russia — and subsequent arrest — as another reminder of why reform of Russia’s security services is long overdue
Kirill Shamiev on civil-military relations in the USA and Russia
Maxim Trudolyubov on the origins and specifics of the Russian “intelligence”
Pavel Luzin writes that Russia’s headline-grabbing “wars” within the security services are nothing of the sort — they are the natural result of a government which violates its own laws
Tatyana Stanovaya considers the significance and consequences of the FSB’s growing internal conflicts
Pavel Luzin considers the political and economic factors which make Rostec worth watching
Russia’s foreign intelligence service has a new director. What can we expect from Igor Kostyukov?
A string of errors from the General Staff’s Main Office will have major knock-on effects on how intelligence agencies interact with Russia’s political system
The Russian government is struggling with a crisis of responsibility, exacerbated by an uptick in informal special operations
This is the second part of a series entitled ‘Russia’s Human Resources.’ This part examines how workers with military or secret service backgrounds percolate Russia’s ruling elite.