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.

Analytical articles

 

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14 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

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

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Mood of Uncertainty in Munich
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30 November 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Ukraine could be Trump’s trump card
27
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
22
19 July 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

'NATO Should Seize Opportunity to Communicate Directly' With Moscow
20
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
21
10 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

NATO-Russian cooperation is very limited today
21
24 May 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia won't take direct steps that threaten Baltics
27
6 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?
25
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
25
16 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

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

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to reinvent its economic model
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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
20
10 December 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

No common vision
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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
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16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

US Senators Are Generous When Funding Wars Overseas
25
21 September 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

On United States-Russia relations
20
4 June 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Pivotal questions about Russia's China pivot
21
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
21
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Kerry's visit to Russia sign of compromise
30
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
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8 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Military operations can not eradicate terrorism
28
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
21
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
21
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?
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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
 
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