Amy Knight

American scholar specializing in Russian history and politics

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Amy Knight is an American scholar specializing in Russian history and politics. She obtained her PhD in russian politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and worked for 18 years in the United States Library of Congress as a Soviet and later Russian affairs specialist. Knight has been a professor at the London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, and Carleton University in Canada. She has written six books, including “The KGB: Police and Politics in the Soviet Union” (1988), “Spies without Cloaks: The KGB’s Successors” (1996), and her most recent book, “Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder” (2017). She has appeared on PBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Al Jazeera, and other broadcast media. She writes for The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Daily Beast and is based in New Jersey.

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