Andrey Kortunov

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Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council.

RIAC member

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and postgraduate studies at the Institute for US and Canadian Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences. Holds a Ph.D. degree in History.

Was Deputy Director of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies. Founder and first president of the Moscow Public Science Foundation.

Taught Russian foreign policy at the University Of Miami (USA), and at the Lewis & Clark College in Portland (University of California).

In 2011, was elected Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council non-profit partnership established by order of the President of the Russian Federation.

Academic focus: international relations, foreign and domestic policy of Russia and Russian-American relations.

Author of over 120 publications dedicated to the analysis of Soviet/Russian-American relations, global security, and the foreign and domestic policy of the USSR and Russia.

RIAC Reports

 

Analytical articles

 

Member Comments

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13 October 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Hard Times for International Organizations
762
7 October 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The prospect of regime change in North Korea is a serious concern
2278
2 August 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Moscow should work with US
1583
4 May 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russian leadership is taking a “wait and see” approach
1291
14 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia does not let its friends down
935
21 February 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Mood of Uncertainty in Munich
851
30 November 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Ukraine could be Trump’s trump card
339
9 September 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The failed coup may well accelerate the recent Russo-Turkish détente
199
19 July 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

'NATO Should Seize Opportunity to Communicate Directly' With Moscow
301
20 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia’s main goal in Syria is to preserve the state
384
10 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

NATO-Russian cooperation is very limited today
192
24 May 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia won't take direct steps that threaten Baltics
384
6 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?
274
1 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russian bases in Syria give Moscow an additional tool of influence
307
16 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

How predictable is Donald Trump in US-Russian relations?
297
10 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to reinvent its economic model
851
27 January 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to find different set of paradigm for its economic sustainability
252
10 December 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

No common vision
170
16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

We cannot completely rule out the possibility of terrorist attacks in Russia
173
16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

US Senators Are Generous When Funding Wars Overseas
230
21 September 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

On United States-Russia relations
178
4 June 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Pivotal questions about Russia's China pivot
218
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The U.S. take responsibilities to exert pressure on Kiev
207
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Kerry's visit to Russia sign of compromise
205
10 March 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

For most of us this murder came as a shock
239
8 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Military operations can not eradicate terrorism
205
6 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The U.S. might change its position on providing Ukraine with defensive weapons
126
19 January 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Under U.S. President Barack Obama’s present administration, no one should expect U.S.-Russian relations to stabilize
237
5 December 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The West vs Rest or the Core vs the Periphery?
736
23 July 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

We really need to know the truth, no matter what the truth is
220
28 April 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Ukrainian crisis could lead to another Russian 'brain drain'
184
31 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Currently, there is no such situation in the country that would justify Russia’s interference
215
18 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

They argue that Russia should not play by obsolete rules
244
18 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

For Russia, soft power doesn’t have to mean being a softy

Column: Day Figure

655
28 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Day Figure. Global Deficit of Trust. Only 15% of the Population Trust the System

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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