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Ivan Timofeev

Russian Federation

Ivan Timofeev leads the program “Contemporary State” at Valdai Discussion Club. Also he has been a Director of Programs at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) since 2011.

Ivan Timofeev has been a Director of Programs at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) since 2011.  He is responsible for the intellectual performance of RIAC, managing its programs and projects.  His personal background at RIAC includes working with Russian and foreign diplomats, governmental officials, experts, businessmen and NGO-leaders regarding Russia’s foreign policy and public diplomacy.

Since 2015 he also heads a “Contemporary State” program at Valdai Discussion Club.

Before joining RIAC, Dr. Timofeev was the Head of Analytical Monitoring Center and Associate Professor at MGIMO-University (2009-2011).He was awarded a doctoral degree in Political Science at MGIMO in 2006. He has a Master of Arts in Society and Politics (Lancaster University and Central European University, 2003) and a B.A. in Sociology (Saint-Petersburg State University, 2002).

Dr. Timofeev is an author and co-author of more than 60 publications, issued in Russian and foreign academic press. He is a member of editorial board at the “Comparative Politics” – an academic journal on foreign policy and political science.

 

Materials

Advance or Contain? How to Respond to the Escalation in Donbass
22.02.2017
The West can well afford to ignore the situation or even tacitly perpetuate it. The conflict is localized and has no impact on NATO security. Kiev's actions go against the spirit and the letter of

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Ivan Timofeev
Russia and the US: Can Containment Be Stabilized?
31.01.2017
What makes the situation different from the Cold War is the vulnerability of the Euro-Atlantic system. Moscow could ignore efforts by the west to build up its military capabilities, while the

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Ivan Timofeev
2016 – Contours of the New Reality
05.01.2017
2016 was characterized by a state of stable deterrence in which many powers, including Russia, already view one another as a strategic challenge or something close to it. For the time being stability

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Ivan Timofeev
Dual Containment: Trump’s Foreign Policy Dilemmas
18.11.2016
Donald Trump can be expected to take drastic steps and exert strong pressure on Moscow, including military pressure. The risk of intentional or unintentional escalation in this case will be high. New

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Ivan Timofeev
From Authoritarianism to Democracy? The Future of Political Regimes
25.10.2016
Authoritarianism vs. democracy has long been established as part of modern Western discourse, with political transitions supposed to move linearly from one to the other. The problem is that

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Ivan Timofeev
EU-Russia: Selective Engagement and Strategic Security Dialogue
28.09.2016
Neither Brussels nor Moscow seem to have a clear understanding of what issues need to be included into the list of partnership destinations. And even if such a list is drawn up and functions on both

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Ivan Timofeev
The “New Normal” in EU Global Strategy
07.09.2016
For a long time, neither Russia nor the EU had a clear vision of a new pattern for relations. Today this pattern is becoming more apparent, at least in the EU Global Strategy, the new foreign and

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Ivan Timofeev
Elites and Society: Lessons of the NATO Summit in Warsaw
01.08.2016
Following the end of the Cold War, the failsafe performance of Western institutions of democracy became the conventional wisdom. It was believed for a quarter century that these institutions ensured

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Ivan Timofeev
World (Dis)Order: An Advantage for Russia?
30.06.2016
For 25 years after the Cold War, many major players were “free floaters” steering clear of rivalry with the West and alternative coalitions. This trend was disrupted by the crisis in relations between

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Russia and the West: An Information War?
03.06.2016
Why are independent media and blogs often much more aggressive than state-owned networks? Why are people eager to spread propaganda at their own free will without any coercion, producing a multiplier

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Ivan Timofeev
Soft Power, Economic Diversification and Dilemmas Facing Russian Universities
08.04.2016
There are now fewer people speaking Russian around the world, and the number of experts on Russia is on the decline. Russian universities will clearly have a hard time competing against the top

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Russia and the West: Recalling the Cold War
02.03.2016
In the Cold War period the interest in military-political predictability coexisted with tough confrontation. The current situation is much more dangerous.

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