Misha Glenny

is an author and journalist with a rich background in cybersecurity, geopolitics, criminology and broadcasting. He studied at the University of Bristol and Prague’s Charles University before becoming Central Europe correspondent for The Guardian and later the BBC. He specialized in reporting on the Yugoslav wars in the early 1990s. While at the BBC, Glenny won a Sony Gold Award for his “outstanding contribution to broadcasting”. As an author, he has published three books about Central and Eastern Europe. His best-selling non-fiction book, McMafia—about the globalization of organized crime—was adapted into a major TV drama series broadcast in the US, UK and elsewhere.