Andrey Kortunov

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Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council.

RIAC member

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and postgraduate studies at the Institute for US and Canadian Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences. Holds a Ph.D. degree in History.

Was Deputy Director of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies. Founder and first president of the Moscow Public Science Foundation.

Taught Russian foreign policy at the University Of Miami (USA), and at the Lewis & Clark College in Portland (University of California).

In 2011, was elected Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council non-profit partnership established by order of the President of the Russian Federation.

Academic focus: international relations, foreign and domestic policy of Russia and Russian-American relations.

Author of over 120 publications dedicated to the analysis of Soviet/Russian-American relations, global security, and the foreign and domestic policy of the USSR and Russia.

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Member Comments

1729
2 August 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Moscow should work with US
1411
4 May 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russian leadership is taking a “wait and see” approach
1207
14 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia does not let its friends down
779
21 February 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Mood of Uncertainty in Munich
723
30 November 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Ukraine could be Trump’s trump card
312
9 September 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The failed coup may well accelerate the recent Russo-Turkish détente
173
19 July 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

'NATO Should Seize Opportunity to Communicate Directly' With Moscow
255
20 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia’s main goal in Syria is to preserve the state
338
10 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

NATO-Russian cooperation is very limited today
166
24 May 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia won't take direct steps that threaten Baltics
327
6 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?
231
1 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russian bases in Syria give Moscow an additional tool of influence
258
16 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

How predictable is Donald Trump in US-Russian relations?
275
10 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to reinvent its economic model
732
27 January 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to find different set of paradigm for its economic sustainability
208
10 December 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

No common vision
154
16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

We cannot completely rule out the possibility of terrorist attacks in Russia
137
16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

US Senators Are Generous When Funding Wars Overseas
194
21 September 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

On United States-Russia relations
152
4 June 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Pivotal questions about Russia's China pivot
174
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The U.S. take responsibilities to exert pressure on Kiev
177
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Kerry's visit to Russia sign of compromise
189
10 March 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

For most of us this murder came as a shock
196
8 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Military operations can not eradicate terrorism
177
6 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The U.S. might change its position on providing Ukraine with defensive weapons
114
19 January 2015
Andrey Kortunov

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
192
5 December 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The West vs Rest or the Core vs the Periphery?
643
23 July 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

We really need to know the truth, no matter what the truth is
191
28 April 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Ukrainian crisis could lead to another Russian 'brain drain'
158
31 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

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
193
18 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

They argue that Russia should not play by obsolete rules
206
18 March 2014
Andrey Kortunov

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

623
28 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

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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