65 Diplomats, Journalists, Spies, and Professors Who Will Help You Make Sense of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The usual disclaimers apply. This is not a complete list (it’s not even my complete list) and many informative accounts are not listed here. And of course I am not endorsing every tweet by every account here. However, these accounts will help keep you current and, in some cases, present you with interesting/challenging analysis. 

@20committee – John Schindler. Professor, Naval War College; Chair, PfP CT Working Group; Senior Fellow, Boston University; former NSA & NAVSECGRU – talking intel & security

@2kdei – Kristina Dei. OSINT, PR, IR, #eDiplomacy, #ForeignPolicy, Polyglot Director: Go Global Media.

@AFP – Agence France-Presse. News – and the stories behind the news – from AFP’s reporters around the world.

@AmbassadorPower – Samantha Power. United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

@andrewsweiss – Andrew S. Weiss. Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment. Russia and Eurasia Program. NBC News Analyst.

@BBCDanielS – Daniel Sandford. I’m the Moscow Correspondent for BBC News.

@BBCSteveR – Steve Rosenberg. Moscow Correspondent for BBC News.

@b_judah – Ben Judah. Writer, Wonk. Author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin. Often heard talking to Monocle 24 radio.

@BSBonner – Brian Bonner. Kyiv Post chief editor and regional coordinator of Objective investigative journalism project.

@carlbildt – Carl Bildt. Foreign Minister of Sweden since 2006.

@CoalsonR – Robert Coalson. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent covering Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Balkans, South Caucasus.

@CrimeaEU – Crimean Tatar Parliment Representation to the EU.

@CSISRussia – The Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS provides research, analysis, assessment, and recommendations regarding all the regions of the former Soviet Union.

@DmitriTrenin – Dmitri Trenin. Carnegie Moscow Center’s Director. Editor in chief of #EurasiaOutlook, the blog of @CarnegieRussia.

@europatweets – Europatweets – What is Europe doing – Aggregating most of Twitter accounts concerning Eu affairs

@ForeignCorresp – Christian Fraser. BBC Paris Correspondent – formerly Rome/Cairo/MiddleEast. Tweets on all things Europe.

@FHeisbourg – François Heisbourg. Chairman/Président IISS, GCSP conseiller spécial/special adviser FRS.

@GeoffPyatt – Geoffrey R. Pyatt, is the current United States Ambassador to Ukraine.

@GermanyDiplo – News from the German Foreign Office.

@Interpreter_Mag – Interpreter Magazine is a Russian-to-English translation journal, with news analysis and commentary.

@jamesmatesitv – James Mates. Europe Editor, ITV News.

@jancienski – Jan Cienski. Financial Times Warsaw correspondent.

@jason_corcoran – Jason Corcoran. Bloomberg News Irish journo in Moscow.

@JohnKerry – John Kerry. 68th U.S. Secretary of State.

@joshuafoust – Joshua Foust. Communications officer at the Eurasia Foundation.

@juliaioffe – Julia Loffe. Senior editor at The New Republic.

@JustHovensGreve – Just Hovens Greve. Freelance journalist and student.

@Kasparov63 – Garry Kasparov. Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (@HRF). Author, speaker, 13th World Chess Champion.

@Kateryna_Kruk – Kateryna Kruk is a civil activist and political scientist based in Kiev.

@KevinRothrock – Kevin Rothrock – Russia analyst. Global Voices @runetecho Project Editor. UConn PoliSci PhD student.

@KimberlyMarten – Kimberly Marten. Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University; international security specialist.

@KremlinRussia_E – President of Russia. Official Kremlin news.

@KrsBauer – Christophe Bauer. News producer at France 24 in Paris. Conflicted Franco-Haitian-Washingtonian. Politics/history nerd.

@KyivPost – The Kyiv Post is Ukraine’s leading English-language newspaper.

@lauraphylmills – Laura Mills. Moscow correspondent Associated Press.

@LawDavF – Sir Lawrence David Freedman. Professor of War Studies King’s College London.

@lrozen – Laura Rozen. Reporting on Washington, foreign policy & Middle East.

@Lucian_Kim – Lucian Kim. Swiss-Korean American journalist on Crimea rehab in Kiev.

@MarkAdomanis – Mark Adomanis. Consultant by day, Russia watcher, blogger, and commentator by night.

@MarquardtA – Alexander Marquardt. ABC News Middle East Correspondent.

@MaximEristavi – Maxim Eristavi. Freelance foreign correspondent covering Ukraine. ex-@RFERL & @VoiceofRussia.

@michaeldweiss – Michael Weiss.? NOW Lebanon columnist, Foreign Policy columnist, Editor-in-Chief of http://interpretermag.com.

@mike_giglio – Mike Giglio. Mideast Correspondent for BuzzFeed.

@myroslavapetsa – Myroslava Petsa. Foreign Correspondent at @5channel

@NSCPress – This account is run by President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC).

@NATOpress – Oana Lungescu. Official Twitter account of the NATO Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu. Ex BBC Europe correspondent.

@OdessaBlogger – Nikolai Holmov. Brit permanently in Ukraine.

@OSCE – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is the world’s largest regional security organization.

@PaulSonne – Paul Sonne. Moscow correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Currently in #Ukraine.

@pwaldieGLOBE – Paul Waldie. European Bureau Chief, Globe and Mail.

@RFERL – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has 700 journalists in 21 countries broadcasting in 28 languages.

@rm867 – Rod McLeod is a regional security/crisis director, US multi-national, operating in Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

@RNicholasBurns – Nicholas Burns. Harvard Kennedy School Professor and former American Diplomat.

@RolandOliphant – Roland Oliphant. Moscow correspondent for @telegraph.

@shaunwalker7 – Shaun Walker. Moscow Correspondent of the Guardian.

@shustry – Simon Shuster. Reporter in Moscow for TIME.

@SimonSmithFCO – Simon Smith. British Ambassador to Ukraine.

@SlawomirDebski – Slawomir Debski. Director of @CPRDiP. Former head of the Polish Institute of International Affairs.

@steven_pifer – Steven Pifer. Brookings scholar focusing on arms control, Russia and Ukraine. Retired career diplomat.

@strobetalbott – Strobe Talbott. President, Brookings Institution.

@tanais_ua – Natalia S. Researcher (Ukraine, Eastern Europe, civil society, EU foreign policy).

@TheWarRoom_Tom – Tom Nichols. Professor, Naval War College. Former US Senate aide. Adjunct @HarvardEXT. Politics, foreign policy, Russia.

@tkesho3 – Eka Tkeshelashvili. Lawyer, President of Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies. Former Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Reintegration, Foreign Affairs and Justice.

@youbsanctioned – Sam Cutler. Policy Adviser @ Ferrari & Associates, P.C. Tweeting on sanctions, AML/CFT, IOC, and the day’s int’l crisis.

@YuliaSkyNews – Yulia Bragina. Russia and CIS producer for Sky News.

@zbig – Zbigniew Brzezinski. National Security Adviser to President Carter. Counselor and Trustee @CSIS. Research Professor at SAIS.

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