Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
Graduated from the Military Institute (now Military University) in Moscow. Holds a Ph.D. degree in History.
Served in the Soviet and Russian army. Liaison officer in the external relations branch of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (Potsdam). Senior lecturer at the Military Institute. Member of the delegation at the Geneva talks on nuclear and space weapons. Senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College and fellow at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Head of the scientific council, lead researcher and chairman of the Foreign and Security Policy program of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
Since 2008, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
Author of over 10 books published in Russia, the USA, Germany, China and other countries.
Academic focus: transatlantic and Eurasian security, international relations, Russian foreign policy, geopolitics and globalization, and post-soviet Eurasia.