Riley Bailey

Russia Analyst


Riley Bailey is a Russia Analyst on the Russia/Ukraine portfolio at ISW. He graduated from Georgetown University in May of 2022 with an M.A. in Security Studies and a concentration in Intelligence. Riley also holds a B.A. with a double major in Economics and Russian from the University of Florida. His research interests include Russia’s relationship with Central Asia, Russian hybrid warfare, and Russia’s role in Great Power Competition. Riley has been a contributing author of ISW’s daily Russian Offensive Campaign Assessments since September 2022. He focuses on Russian operational campaign design as well as the Russian military’s command and control in Ukraine.

In the Media:

Ukraine’s counter-offensive: has it made progress?, BBC, September 1, 2023

Russian attack helicopters showed up in force on the front lines and have been putting dents in Ukraine's armored assaults, Business Insider, June 22, 2023

ISW Briefing Room:

Episode 30: Russia’s Massive Airstrike Campaign Against Ukraine, January 11, 2024

ISW Publications:

How Delays in Western Aid Gave Russia the Initiative: From the Ukrainian Counteroffensive to Kharkiv, May 22, 2024

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment (Special Edition), April 30, 2023

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, December 11, 2022

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