Mark Almond

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Mark Almond (born 1958) is a British author, and was a lecturer in Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford.

Almond holds a master's degree (M.A.), and was the Chair of the British Helsinki Human Rights Group (which despite its name was not affiliated with the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights). He served as an election observer under the aegis of the BHHRG in a number of countries including Georgia and Ukraine.[1] Almond has been critical of what he characterizes as Western interference with democracy, such as the activities of George Soros.

His research interests lie in 19th century and 20th century Central-Eastern Europe; Almond has written a biography of Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu, a study of Albanian migration, and a study of the Bosnian War in its historical context. He has recently been teaching a course on 18th Century France, focusing on the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Currently Almond is delivering lectures on European History in Bilkent University in Turkey.[2] Almond also writes articles for national papers such as The Guardian,[3] New Statesman,[4] and The Mail on Sunday,[5] and makes guest appearances on RT news network programmes.[6][7]


  • Revolution: 500 Years of Struggle for Change (London, 1996). ISBN 1-899883-73-8
  • Europe's backyard war: the war in the Balkans (London: Heinemann, 1994). ISBN 0-434-00003-5
  • National pacifism: Germany's new temptation (London: Alliance Publishers, 1991). ISBN 0-907967-26-4
  • Decline without fall: Romania under Ceausescu (London: Alliance Publishers for the Institute for European Defence & Strategic Studies, 1988). ISBN 0-907967-96-5


  1. ^ "U.S. Blinded by Its Love Affair With Saakashvili". The Moscow Times, 10 August 2004. Archived from the original on 4 October 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2007.
  2. ^ "Bilkent University - Online Academic Catalog". Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  3. ^ "The Guardian articles by Mark Almond". London. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  4. ^ "New Statesman articles by Mark Almond". Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. ^ "The Mail on Sunday articles". Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  6. ^ "RT article search". Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Google video search". Retrieved 20 April 2012.