Misha Glenny is an investigative journalist, author and broadcaster. He is one of the world's leading experts on cybercrime and on global mafia networks. His most recent book, Dark Market, led to his recent TED Talk.
He has also written The Rebirth of History, The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia and A History of the Balkans. His book, McMafia, was widely acclaimed for its dissection of criminal networks worldwide, and led to his 2009 TED Talk on the subject. He contributes regularly to the Guardian, Observer, The New York Times and New York Review of Books as well as specialist journals and books dealing with south-eastern Europe.
A regular broadcaster on radio and television, he has most recently advised several southern European countries on policy-making and legislation (sponsored by the Greek government) and is informally consulted on a regular basis by the British Foreign Office, the US State Department and the British Army, as well as by US, European and south European think-tanks. He is also a regular keynote speaker at conferences on organized crime, globalization, south-eastern Europe and US-Europe relations.