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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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The article discusses the results of Russian foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union against the background of major new global and regional international trends and the policy of other major world powers.

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In reading Putin, don’t mistake nostalgia for ambition

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What If… the Soviet Union Had Not Collapsed?

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Prospects for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Vis ? Vis Russia’s Interests

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Lukashenko’s “Drift To The West”: Why Moscow Should Not Be Worried

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Restructuring Extractive Economies in the Caspian Basin: Too Little, Too Late?

The oil- and gas-rich states of the Caspian Sea basin—Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan—registered phenomenal growth throughout most of the 2000s. However, the heady days of resource-fueled development now appear to be over, and local governments are suddenly struggling to overcome massive budget deficits, devalued currencies, and overall economic stagnation.