Keir Giles (born 26 January 1968) is a British writer and academic. Giles is a leading expert on security issues affecting Russia, and on the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He was educated at Orley Farm School & Winchester College.

Giles is a Senior Consulting Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).[1] He is also a research director with the Conflict Studies Research Centre.[2]

Before his academic career, Giles underwent pilot training with the Royal Air Force and worked as an actor with Gorky Film Studios, appearing in A Captive in the Land and other productions.[3]


  1. ^ "Keir Giles". Chatham House. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  2. ^ "Conflict Studies Research Centre". Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  3. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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