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.

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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536
27 January 2020
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations
629
24 December 2019
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia will continue probing Ukraine's Zelenskiy in 2020
1443
17 July 2019
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

China, Russia and US define world order
541
30 May 2019
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Europe will build its own army only if it is absolutely forced to do it
797
14 May 2019
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Strategic stability: what future in the context of confrontation between Moscow and Washington?
2465
1 December 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Kerch Strait was a perfect place for escalating the Russian-Ukrainian crisis
16287
25 October 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty Will Be Implemented
7240
1 October 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Smoke & Mirrors?
4386
17 July 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Trump-Putin Summit: Who Is in a Fit State?
4171
16 April 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, 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
3460
20 March 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Understanding Putin's fourth-term victory
5713
30 January 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Are Chemical Weapons Getting More Dangerous Than Nuclear?
5957
18 January 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Dialogue with US on nuclear-missile weapons is Russia’s priority task
4817
13 October 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Hard Times for International Organizations
5666
7 October 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The prospect of regime change in North Korea is a serious concern
10509
14 September 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The aggravation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has a pernicious effect on international stability
4653
2 August 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Moscow should work with US
6795
4 May 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russian leadership is taking a “wait and see” approach
4268
14 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia does not let its friends down
4817
21 February 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Mood of Uncertainty in Munich
4828
18 January 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

EU’s Ability to Adopt a Comprehensive Strategy on Russia is Key to Its Influence on US-Russia Relations
3718
30 November 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Ukraine could be Trump’s trump card
3080
9 September 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The failed coup may well accelerate the recent Russo-Turkish détente
1581
19 July 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

'NATO Should Seize Opportunity to Communicate Directly' With Moscow
2414
20 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia’s main goal in Syria is to preserve the state
2923
10 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

NATO-Russian cooperation is very limited today
1816
24 May 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia won't take direct steps that threaten Baltics
3448
6 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?
1568
1 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russian bases in Syria give Moscow an additional tool of influence
3495
16 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

How predictable is Donald Trump in US-Russian relations?
4315
10 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to reinvent its economic model
4942
27 January 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to find different set of paradigm for its economic sustainability
1921
12 January 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The final failure of the trilateral Russian-Ukrainian-EU trade negotiations was a bad Christmas present
1894
10 December 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

No common vision
1640
16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

We cannot completely rule out the possibility of terrorist attacks in Russia
2208
16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

US Senators Are Generous When Funding Wars Overseas
3400
21 September 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

On United States-Russia relations
1842
4 June 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Pivotal questions about Russia's China pivot
1922
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The U.S. take responsibilities to exert pressure on Kiev
2261
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Kerry's visit to Russia sign of compromise
1254
10 March 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

For most of us this murder came as a shock
2258
8 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Military operations can not eradicate terrorism
1664
6 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The U.S. might change its position on providing Ukraine with defensive weapons
988
19 January 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, 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
2491
5 December 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The West vs Rest or the Core vs the Periphery?
3827
23 July 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

We really need to know the truth, no matter what the truth is
1888
28 April 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Ukrainian crisis could lead to another Russian 'brain drain'
1177
31 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, 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
1463
18 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

They argue that Russia should not play by obsolete rules
2071
18 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, 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

5698
8 May 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Execute not pardon? In 2017, at least 993 people were executed. 21,919 people are waiting to be executed
5029
28 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, 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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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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