Anatoly Torkunov


Rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RF MFA), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Russian Academy of Sciences Full Member. Doctor of Sciences (Politics), professor.

Career at MGIMO: senior lecturer, assistant professor at the Faculty of History and Culture of Asia and Africa; Dean responsible for foreign students, Vice-Rector responsible for external relations; First Vice-Rector.

Worked as a diplomat in the DPRK and the USA (Washington).

Since 1992, Rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the RF MFA.

Chairman of the United Nations Association of Russia; President of the Russian International Studies Association; member of the Academic Council of the Security Council of the Russian Federation; Chairman of the Curricula Development Association of Russian Schools of International Relations; member of the expert commission of the Russian Council of School Olympiads on social theory.

Editor-in-Chief of the Vestnik MGIMO-University journal.

Author of academic papers, co-author and editor-in-chief of many books and textbooks.

Academic focus: international relations, history of Korea and Russian foreign policy.

Recipient of state awards from Russia and foreign countries.

Analytical articles


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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