Igor Ivanov

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President of the Russian International Affairs Council. Professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RF MFA). Russian Academy of Sciences Corresponding Member. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

Graduated from the Maurice Thorez Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. Speaks Spanish and English.

Conducted academic research at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Worked in the European department of the USSR MFA, and was later posted in Spain (in the roles of first secretary, then counselor, then counselor-envoy).

From 1983 to 1991, served in the MFA as assistant to the USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs, then First Deputy Head of the General Secretariat of the USSR MFA, then Head of the General Secretariat of the USSR MFA.

From 1991 to 1993, Soviet Ambassador and then Russian Federation Ambassador to Spain.

In 1993, appointed First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 1998 to 2004, RF Minister of Foreign Affairs.

From 2004 to 2007, Secretary of the RF Security Council. In 2011, appointed President of the Russian International Affairs Council non-profit partnership, established by order of the President of the Russian Federation.

Author of books and articles on the history of international relations and Russian foreign policy.

Recipient of state awards from Russia and foreign countries.

RIAC Reports

 

Analytical articles

 

Interview

 

Member Comments

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6 December 2016
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

We do not have any serious bilateral discussions of nuclear matters between Moscow and Washington. We should restore communication lines.
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1 November 2016
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Ex-Russian Foreign Minister Hopes US Policy on Syria Will Change After Elections
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25 October 2016
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Ex-Russian Foreign Minister Hopes US Policy on Syria Will Change After Elections
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19 July 2016
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

The military coup in Turkey underlines the need for cooperation between ‪‎Russia‬ and ‪Turkey‬
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22 July 2014
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

¿Qué futuro le espera a Kiev?
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10 July 2014
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Ukraine Needs an International Intervention
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9 July 2014
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Ukraine is at crossroads of history
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22 May 2014
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

8 lessons from the Ukrainian crisis
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8 July 2013
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

UN Foundation Interview
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10 April 2013
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Unpredictability dampens Russia-EU relations
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2 April 2013
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Revamping Euro-Atlantic Security
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22 January 2013
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

"Reset" has exhausted it self in Russian-American relations
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11 January 2013
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Globalization and the Quest for a ‘Smart’ Foreign Policy
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31 December 2012
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

A New Agenda for U.S.-Russia Cooperation
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23 November 2012
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Russia's European Prospects
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19 October 2012
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Russia and the EU both lose if they don’t work together
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8 October 2012
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Russia’s Chairmanship in APEC: Priorities and Prospects
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7 February 2012
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Rusia y Europa: ¿juntas o separadas?
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31 January 2012
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Euro-Atlantic Goals
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4 January 2012
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Political will is not enough
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29 December 2011
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

What Diplomacy Does Russia Need in the 21st Century
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14 December 2011
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Towards Russia’s 2012 APEC Chairmanship
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14 December 2011
Igor Ivanov

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Undivided security in a globalized world
 
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