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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Member Comments

1760
1 December 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Kerch Strait was a perfect place for escalating the Russian-Ukrainian crisis
15430
25 October 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty Will Be Implemented
6119
1 October 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Smoke & Mirrors?
3467
17 July 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Trump-Putin Summit: Who Is in a Fit State?
3612
16 April 2018
Andrey Kortunov

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
2396
20 March 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Understanding Putin's fourth-term victory
4103
30 January 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Are Chemical Weapons Getting More Dangerous Than Nuclear?
4948
18 January 2018
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Dialogue with US on nuclear-missile weapons is Russia’s priority task
4030
13 October 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Hard Times for International Organizations
4646
7 October 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The prospect of regime change in North Korea is a serious concern
3984
2 August 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Moscow should work with US
5433
4 May 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russian leadership is taking a “wait and see” approach
3541
14 April 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia does not let its friends down
3763
21 February 2017
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

The Mood of Uncertainty in Munich
3056
30 November 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Ukraine could be Trump’s trump card
2145
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
1073
19 July 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

'NATO Should Seize Opportunity to Communicate Directly' With Moscow
1773
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
2251
10 June 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

NATO-Russian cooperation is very limited today
1347
24 May 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia won't take direct steps that threaten Baltics
2565
6 April 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?
1256
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
2566
16 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

How predictable is Donald Trump in US-Russian relations?
2959
10 March 2016
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Russia has to reinvent its economic model
3962
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
1368
10 December 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

No common vision
1168
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
1688
16 November 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

US Senators Are Generous When Funding Wars Overseas
2539
21 September 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

On United States-Russia relations
1225
4 June 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Pivotal questions about Russia's China pivot
1237
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
1527
14 May 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Kerry's visit to Russia sign of compromise
821
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
1705
8 February 2015
Andrey Kortunov

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Military operations can not eradicate terrorism
1311
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
713
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
1961
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?
3135
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
1450
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'
832
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
1129
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
1474
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

5111
8 May 2018
Andrey Kortunov

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
4454
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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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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