Head of the Center for International Security of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO RAN).
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Doctor of Sciences (History). Russian Academy of Sciences Full Member.
Started career at the IMEMO RAN as a rank-and-file researcher, finally becoming head of the Center for International Security.
From 1994 to 2003, Member of the State Duma. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee. Head of the Commission for Defense, Security and Ratification of International Treaties.
Participant in many joint projects with foreign colleagues on issues of strategic offensive and defensive weapons and on the observance of arms control treaties.
Member of the scientific councils of IMEMO RAN, the RAS Institute for US and Canadian Studies and the Institute of Europe RAS. Member of the Hans Blix International Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission.
Member of the International Council of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (USA) the Russian Pugwash Committee under the RAS Presidium and the EastWest Institute.
Author of scientific papers on issues of national security and foreign and defense policies.