Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member.
Graduated from the Institute of Oriental Languages of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU).
Doctor of Sciences (History), professor.
Researcher at the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies for many years. In 2009, was appointed its director.
Professor of MSU, chair of the Faculty of Global Politics.
Actively involved in the peace settlement process in Tajikistan and around Nagorny Karabakh.
Since 2005, Russian representative in the High Level Group established to bridge the gap in understanding between Western and Eastern civilizations.
President of the Moscow International Centre for Strategic and Political Studies, member of the Scientific Council of the RF Security Council.
Member of the British Society for Middle Eastern studies.
Editor-in-chief of the Vostok-ORIENS journal.
Author of many monographs and academic articles.
Academic focus: evolution of contemporary Islamic movements, ethnography of South Arabia, conflicts in the CIS countries.
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%)