Misha Glenny


Misha Glenny is a distinguished journalist and historian. As the Central Europe Correspondent first for The Guardian and then for the BBC, he chronicled the collapse of communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He has won several major awards for his work, including the Sony Gold Award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting. The author of three books on Eastern Europe and the Balkans, he has been regularly consulted by the US and European governments on major policy issues and ran an NGO for three years, assisting with the reconstruction of Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo. He now lives in London.





Misha Glenny, McMafia: Crime Without Frontiers. Bodley Head 2008.

Misha Glenny, The Fall of Yugoslavia : The Third Balkan War. Penguin Books 1992.

Misha Glenny, The Rebirth of History. Penguin Books 1990.



From drug dealers to loan sharks: how coronavirus empowers organised crime, The Guardian, 7 June 2020

What Ukraine needs from the EU is a balancing act, The Guardian, 24 February 2014

Leaks have weakened American control of the web, Financial Times, 28 October 2013

The battle against cybercrime is too important to be undone by Eurosceptics, The Guardian, 13 January 2013

The internet in pieces, The Guardian, 23 September 2012

Royal Bank of Scotland-Nat West computer glitch: Computer says no, The Telegraph, 25 June 2012

A Weapon We Can't Control, International Herald Tribune, 24 June 2012

The real Greek tragedy its rapacious oligarchs, Financial Times, 7 November 2011

DarkMarket by Misha Glenny - review by Thomas Jones, The Guardian, 1 November 2011

Cybercrime: is it out of control?, The Guardian, 21 September 2011

Who controls the internet?, Financial Times, 8 October 2010

The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia's Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, The Guardian, 25 September 2010

In America's new cyberwar Google is on the front line, The Guardian, 18 January 2010

Ballots, bullets and blood, The Guardian, 21 March 2009

This was not global jihad. Its roots are far closer to home, The Guardian, 1 December 2008

A delicate dance with the Russian bear, The First Post, 9 October 2008

Superpower swoop, New Statesman, 14 August 2008

Catching Karadzic, New Statesman, 24 July 2008


Black cloud over the Balkans

New Statesman, 6 December 2007

Lännen lyhytnäköisyys horjuttaa Balkania

Suomen Kuvalehti, 1.1.2000



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