Russian expert in the field of international relations and foreign affairs. 1990-2002, international journalist; collaborated with numerous newspapers, radio and television broadcasters. Since 2002, Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Affairs journal. 2012, appointed Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, one of the oldest Russian NGOs. Since 2015, Research Director, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club. Research Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University – Higher School of Economics. Author of numerous articles in Russian and foreign media. Recipient, Government Award of the Russian Federation for contribution to international journalism (2011).