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Mr. Henry Plater-Zyberk

Mr. Henry Plater-Zyberk joined the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence’s Conflict Studies Research Centre (CSRC) as a senior lecturer/analyst. His previous service with the Royal Air Force Reserve was in a variety of roles making use of his extensive language skills. During his career with CSRC, Mr. Plater-Zyberk wrote and briefed prolifically on political and internal security issues of Russia and other former Soviet states, regularly lecturing to the staff colleges and defense establishments of the UK and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nations. Between assignments, he maintained his language skills and close contact with the targets of his research by assisting bilateral negotiations and direct militaryto-military exchanges as a facilitator and multilingual interpreter. When writing on particularly sensitive topics, Mr. Plater-Zyberk also published under the pseudonym Gordon Bennett. He retired from fulltime research in 2011, and now serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Prague Security Studies Institute, while working on a comprehensive history of the Soviet and post-Soviet security and intelligence services. Mr. Plater-Zyberk holds a degree in Russian from the University of London.

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SSI books and monographs by Mr. Henry Plater-Zyberk

  • Strategic Implications of the Evolving Shanghai Cooperation Organization

    August 06, 2014

    Authored by Mr. Henry Plater-Zyberk, Dr. Andrew Monaghan.
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    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has the potential to obstruct U.S. policy aims in Central Asia, but also to facilitate them. However, both of these potentials are imperfectly understood. This monograph explains the SCO, and its real implications for U.S. policy toward both Central Asia and the SCO’s dominant partners, Russia and China.

  • Russia's Contribution as a Partner in the War on Terrorism

    July 08, 2014

    Authored by Mr. Henry Plater-Zyberk.
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    Russia and the United States have a common interest in fighting the threat of Islamist terrorism. In practice, however, efforts to achieve cooperation in this area have been hampered by differing concepts of terror and how to counter it, and institutional and procedural incompatibility between the two nations. This monograph explores counter-terrorism from a Russian viewpoint, in order to assess prospects for meaningful practical cooperation in this field with the United States.