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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7 July 2017
Igor Ivanov

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

Ratchet down military tensions to avoid a conflict neither side wants nor can afford
209
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.
0
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
273
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
330
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
161
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?
222
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
146
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
152
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
164
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
151
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
0
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
167
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
823
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
147
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
200
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
127
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
185
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
168
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?
163
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
192
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
381
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
227
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
203
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

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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