Started career at Kommersant in 2007 working as a Senior Diplomatic Reporter, as a member of then president Dmitry Medvedev’s press corps, and as Deputy Foreign Editor, Kommersant; reporting covered Russia’s relations with Asian powers and the connection between Russian business interests and foreign policy. Former: Member of the Editorial Board, Kommersant publishing house; Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant-Vlast, one of Russia’s most influential newsweeklies. Currently, Senior Associate and Chair, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie Moscow Center. Research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and South-East Asia, political and ideological trends in China, and China’s relations with its neighbours, especially those in Central Asia. Formerly: Visiting Fellow, Fudan University (Shanghai); Non-Resident Visiting Research Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR); taught courses on Chinese energy policy and political culture, Moscow State University. Munich Young Leader, Munich International Security Conference. Member, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Russia.