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Sergei Karaganov (Chairman)
Dr. Sc. (History), Honorary Chairman, Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Dean of the Faculty of World Economics and World Politics of the National Research University Higher Schoolof Economics

Martti Ahtisaari (Finland)
President of Finland, 1994-2000

Graham Allison (U.S.A)
Prof., Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Harvard University)

Alexei Arbatov
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Director, Center of International Security, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences

Alexander Avdeyev (in a personal capacity)
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 

Lev Belousov (Deputy Chairman)
Dr. Sc. (History), Prof., Head of the Department of Modern History of European Countries, Moscow State University

C. Fred Bergsten (U.S.A) 
Ph.D. (Economics), Honorary Director, Institute for International Economics, U.S.A.; former Assistant Secretary, Treasury Department, U.S.A.

Carl Bildt (Sweden)
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006–2014), Prime Minister of Sweden, 1991-1994

Vladimir Grigoryev (in a personal capacity)
Deputy Head of the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communication of the Russian Federation

James F. Hoge Jr. (U.S.A)
Editor, Foreign Affairs in 1992-2010

Igor Ivanov (in a personal capacity)
Dr. Sc. (History), President, Russian Council on Foreign Relations,Prof., Moscow State Institute of International Relation 

Karl Kaiser (Germany)
Prof., former director, German Council for Foreign Policy

Irina Khakamada
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Assistant Professor

Andrei Kokoshin
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Director, Institute on International Security Issues

Mikhail Komissar
Director General, Interfax News Agency

Vyacheslav Kopiev
Dr. Sc. (Law), Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors,Sistema Joint Stock Financial Corporation

Konstantin Kosachev (in a personal capacity)
Charmain of International Affairs Committee of the Federation Council (upper chamber of Russian Parliament)  

Mikhail Kozhokin
Dr. Sc. (History), Deputy President-Chairman of the Board, VTB24 bank

Yaroslav Kuzminov
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Rector, National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Sergei Lavrov (in a personal capacity)
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Lukin (in a personal capacity)
Dr. Sc. (History), Prof., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russian Federation

Fyodor Lukyanov
Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Affairs, research professor at NRU Higher School of Economics

Vladimir Mau
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Prof., Director, Russian Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration under the Government of the Russian Federation

Thierry de Montbrial (France)
Director, French Institute of International Relations; Member, Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Institut de France

Vyacheslav Nikonov (Deputy Chairman) 
Dr. Sc. (History), Prof., Chairman, Polity Foundation; Chairman, Russky Mir Foundation; Chairman, State Duma Committee on Education

Valery Okulov (in a personal capacity)
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation 

Vladimir Pozner
Television program host

Sergei Prikhodko (in a personal capacity)
The Russian Prime Minister’s Deputy Chief of Staff

Gideon Rose
Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Affairs

Vladimir Ryzhkov
Dr. Sc. (History), Chairman of the Russia in United Europe Committee

Horst Teltschik (Germany) 
Chairman, Teltschik Associates; Head, Foreign Policy Office of the Chancellor of Germany (1982-1998)

Anatoly Torkunov 
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Prof., Director, Moscow State Institute of International Relations; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Yuri Ushakov (in a personal capacity)
Aide to the Russian President

Lord William Wallace (U.K.) 
Prof., London School of Economics

Xiong Guangkai
General, Adjunct Professor at Qinghua University and Beijing University

Sergei Yastrzhembsky (in a personal capacity)
Dr. Sc. (History), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 

Igor Yurgens
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Chairman of the Board, Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR); 

Alexander Zhukov (in a personal capacity)
Deputy Speaker of State Duma of the Russian Federation 

Sergei Zverev
President, KROS Public Relations Company

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Publisher's column

No Need to Wait for an Attack, the Threat of War Is in the Air

“Russia and China need to think about creating a joint strategy to strengthen peace. There is no need to wait for someone’s attack – the threat of war in the air,” Valdai Club expert Sergei Karaganov, who takes part in the Russian-Chinese conference in Shanghai.

Editor's column

Back to Balance. New Weapons As Effective Deterrence

Many bad things have been said about nuclear weapons in the decades since they first came into existence. Indeed, in the middle of the 20th century the human race developed a means of confrontation with the potential to destroy the entire world were it used on a large scale.


The Rising Role of South-South Integration

In the past several decades global trade experienced notable fluctuations, with the post-2007 period in particular exhibiting negative trends amid rising protectionist pressures.

New US Eurasian Strategy and Central Asia

Despite the political and administrative chaos in Washington, the US is crystallizing its foreign policy strategy for the next few years.

Can Moscow Mediate Between Israel and Iran in Syria?

As tensions between Iran and Israel rise to new heights, Russia finds itself in a tricky position—trying to balance between two states that are friendly with Moscow but mortal enemies to each other.

Infrastructure Connectivity and Political Stability in Eurasia

The country’s geographic location largely predetermines its foreign policy, as well as the trajectory of its socioeconomic development. However, even the most negative geographical limitations can be overcome via connectivity and compatibility that are the passport to the success of Eurasian integration.

A Pyrrhic Victory: the History of the Sanctions War Against Iran

The history of sanctions against Iran deserves close analysis in light of the growing sanctions pressure on Russia. Although Iran and Russia are different countries facing different sanctions paradigms, Iran’s experience is meaningful if only because both countries have to contend with US sanction law.