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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23 June 2021
Andrey Kortunov

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

Biden and Putin: A Quest for Engagement in Geneva
315
22 June 2021
Andrey Kortunov

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

Summits Themselves Are Not Enough to Change the Negative Dynamics of the Relationship
3823
3 May 2021
Andrey Kortunov

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

US-led ‘Psychological Wars’ Against Russia, China Lead to All Lose Situation
3538
24 February 2021
Andrey Kortunov

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

Russia-EU break possible but unwanted
2124
16 November 2020
Andrey Kortunov

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

‘Dual containment’ on Moscow, Beijing likely to continue under Biden
3918
19 October 2020
Andrey Kortunov

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

The Model Multilateralist. A View from Russia
4512
14 October 2020
Andrey Kortunov

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

Is Anarchy the Mother of Order?
5300
30 July 2020
Andrey Kortunov

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

US seems bent on rejecting nuclear test ban, Russian expert says
1799
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
1352
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
2716
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
1037
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
1939
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?
3014
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
16936
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
8481
1 October 2018
Andrey Kortunov

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

Smoke & Mirrors?
5089
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?
4689
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
4199
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
6817
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?
6856
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
5474
13 October 2017
Andrey Kortunov

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

Hard Times for International Organizations
6553
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
12725
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
5005
2 August 2017
Andrey Kortunov

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

Moscow should work with US
7989
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
4891
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
5723
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
5498
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
4195
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
4105
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
2110
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
3059
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
3510
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
2261
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
4415
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?
1908
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
4519
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?
5739
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
5852
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
2418
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
2377
10 December 2015
Andrey Kortunov

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

No common vision
2092
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
2713
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
4533
21 September 2015
Andrey Kortunov

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

On United States-Russia relations
2440
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
2532
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
2882
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
1615
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
2771
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
2018
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
1282
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
2952
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?
4338
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
2270
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'
1513
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
1861
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
2711
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

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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
5579
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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