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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

Helmut Kohl (Germany)
Chancellor of Germany, 1982-1998

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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Russia’s Victory, new Concert of Nations

Russia was resolved and would win, which it actually did by the beginning of 2016. Threats to tear its economy to tatters and organize regime change either through asphyxiating sanctions, organizing “a conspiracy of oligarchs” or popular discontent have been forgotten.

Editor's column

Atlantic Drift: Russia and the U.S.-Europe Divide

Relations between Russia, Europe, and the United States are in flux as none is able or wants to maintain what it once had. An attempt to revive the Cold War paradigm has failed, and a new framework of relations has not formed. This state of uncertainty will most likely endure until each player achieves a measure of domestic stability.


German Election: Angela Merkel and New Coalition?

The outcome of Germany’s elections seems to be a foregone conclusion. Chancellor Merkel is sure to be reelected for her fourth term.

The Global Leadership Vacuum

Will Angela Merkel’s Germany ensure that great-power cooperation does not deteriorate beyond the point of no return in the Trump era? The answer to that question will likely determine if the international order has any order to speak of in the years ahead.

Great Power Interventions and the Future of Responsibility to Protect

It may often seem that a whole epoch has passed since the Kosovo Commission’s oft-cited conclusion that the NATO intervention into Yugoslavia in 1999 was “illegal, but legitimate”.

Russia–US Relations and the Future of Syria

The greatest analytical challenge in trying to understand the Syrian civil wars overcoming the propensity to see the world as it was and not as it is. It is tempting to look at Syria on a map and imagine that one day soon it could be put back together – if only a resolution could be found during diplomatic meetings in Astana or Istanbul.

Turkey and Russia, Erdogan and Putin

By the summer of 2016, it had become relatively commonplace in Western policy circles to wonder if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was following in the footsteps of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and, if so, how far down that path he would take Turkey.

The Need to Massage Egos: Status Politics as a Crucial Element of US-Russia Relations

Despite multiple official declarations of non-adversarial intentions issued by the United States and Russia over the past quarter-century, both sides have been unable to avoid repeated bouts of conflict escalation.