Keir Giles

Keir Giles is a Senior Consulting Fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. Giles has supported Chatham House in its Russia-focused research since 2013. Previously, he worked with the BBC Monitoring Service and the UK Defence Academy, where he wrote and advised on Russian military, defence and security issues including human factors influencing Russian security policy, Russian strategy and doctrine, the Russian view of cyber and information security, and Russia’s relations with its neighbours in Northern Europe.

Giles is the author of multiple publications explaining the Russian approach to warfare, including NATO’s “Handbook of Russian Information Warfare” (NATO Defense College, 2016), and “Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West” (Brookings, 2019), an examination of the persistent factors causing relations with Russia to fall into crisis. He examined consistent patterns of Western success and failure in deterring Russian aggression in “What Deters Russia” (Chatham House, September 2021). His most recent book is “Russia’s War on Everybody” (Bloomsbury 2022) describing the human impact of Russia’s campaigns to acquire power and influence around the world.