Andrey Kortunov

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Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council.

RIAC member

Andrey Kortunov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1979 and completed his postgraduate studies at the Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1982. He holds a PhD in History. Dr Kortunov completed internships at the Soviet embassies in London and Washington, and at the Permanent Delegation of the USSR to the UN.

In 1982–1995, Dr Kortunov held various positions in the Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies, including Deputy Director. He taught at universities around the world, including the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, he led several public organizations involved in higher education, social sciences and social development, such as the Moscow Public Science Foundation (1993–2001); the Information, Scholarship, Education Center (2002–2017); and the New Eurasia Foundation, (2004–2017). Dr Kortunov has been the President of the New Development Technologies Autonomous Non-profit Organization since 2015.

Since 2011, Andrey Kortunov has been the Director General of RIAC. He is a member of expert and supervisory committees and boards of trustees of several Russian and international organizations. His academic interests include contemporary international relations and Russian foreign policy.

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Member Comments

718
16 April 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

I always believed that Russia would benefit from a stronger European Union more than from a weak one
1351
20 March 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Understanding Putin's fourth-term victory
2501
30 January 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Are Chemical Weapons Getting More Dangerous Than Nuclear?
3439
18 January 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Dialogue with US on nuclear-missile weapons is Russia’s priority task
2958
13 October 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Hard Times for International Organizations
3291
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
3159
2 August 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Moscow should work with US
3101
4 May 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russian leadership is taking a “wait and see” approach
2092
14 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia does not let its friends down
2333
21 February 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Mood of Uncertainty in Munich
1965
30 November 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Ukraine could be Trump’s trump card
911
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
461
19 July 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

'NATO Should Seize Opportunity to Communicate Directly' With Moscow
807
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
1006
10 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

NATO-Russian cooperation is very limited today
718
24 May 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia won't take direct steps that threaten Baltics
1101
6 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?
710
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
1299
16 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

How predictable is Donald Trump in US-Russian relations?
1534
10 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to reinvent its economic model
2452
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
686
10 December 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

No common vision
458
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
743
16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

US Senators Are Generous When Funding Wars Overseas
1002
21 September 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

On United States-Russia relations
538
4 June 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Pivotal questions about Russia's China pivot
543
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
688
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Kerry's visit to Russia sign of compromise
426
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
819
8 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Military operations can not eradicate terrorism
633
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
405
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
961
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?
1621
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
788
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'
468
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
517
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
703
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

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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

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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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