Ivan Timofeev

Russian Federation

Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Director of Programmes at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) 

He is responsible for the intellectual performance of RIAC, managing its programmes 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 Euro-Atlantic Security programme at the Valdai Discussion Club. 

Before joining RIAC, Ivan Timofeev was the Head of Analytical Monitoring Centre and Associate Professor at MGIMO University (2009–2011). He was awarded a doctoral degree in Political Science at MGIMO (2006).
Ivan Timofeev is an author and co-author of more than 70 publications, issued in Russian and foreign academic press. He is a member of editorial board at the Comparative Politics. He was elected as a Professor of the Academy for Military Science (2013).

Materials

US Sanctions Against Russia: The Forecast for 2018
27.12.2017
There will be at least seven reports submitted next year, each of which will most likely provide a pretext for the further alienation of Russia and the United States from each other. Russia needs a

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In China’s Footsteps: Why the Russian Bear Should Enter Stealth Mode
01.12.2017
As Russia is approaching a point where economic and technological backwardness will become a real threat to its security and sovereignty, one possible option for it is a stealth strategy, writes

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Working Under the Radar: The Stealth Alternative in Russia's Foreign Policy
24.11.2017
The new cold war between Russia and the West is characterized by the absence of a clear ideological confrontation. This constitutes its fundamental difference from the era of bipolarity, when the

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A Big Target: Is It Worth Waiting for US Sanctions Against China?
05.09.2017
The further escalation from Pyongyang risks causing unintended consequences - escalation of Washington's sanctions policy against Beijing and Moscow. This will complicate the interaction on the

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Sanctions and Security: Stabilizing Russia-US Deterrence
29.08.2017
Russia is discussing how to respond to US sanctions. However, sanctions and the response to them should hardly be considered a technical issue – what to ban, when and on what scale. Rather, the

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Smart Policy: How Should Russia Respond to US Sanctions?
02.08.2017
The expulsion of over 700 US diplomats from Russia has become the first tough gesture in response to the recent adoption of the bill on sanctions by Congress. No doubt, Congress will thoroughly

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Compromise Impossible: What the Sanctions Bill against Russia Means?
25.07.2017
Sanctions leave Russia the only alternative - to accept the US as a strategic and key challenge to its security. The draft law on sanctions against Russia leaves no room for compromise and cements the

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Russia and NATO: A Paradoxical Crisis
26.06.2017
The Euro-Atlantic security system is a highly complex equation with many unknowns. Three years ago, it seemed that it was up to narrow specialists to solve the equation, which was of secondary

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NATO Summit in Brussels: Difficult Way to the Coalition Against ISIS
25.05.2017
NATO as a military organization is hardly suitable for the fight against terrorism. It's like hammering a nail with a microscope. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created for entirely

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Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism
23.05.2017
The threat of terrorism and extremism will undoubtedly be among the priorities on the agenda of the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels. The organization’s members justly consider terrorism to be one of

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Russian Identity: Making the Impossible Possible
18.04.2017
Western countries are facing grave challenges to their worldview. The Russian identity against this background looks completely stable. As if by default, many in Russia and elsewhere believe that

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Rex Tillerson in Moscow: Unstoppable Escalation?
12.04.2017
The Russian-American dialogue is slipping into an exchange of ultimatums. There is further erosion even of the minimal rules of the game. The consequences can be extremely dangerous. Each meeting of

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multimedia

Gerhard Mangott on the Global Crisis of Arms Control
25.10.2017
Gerhard Mangott, Professor of International Relations at the University of Innsbruck and Senior Adviser on Post-Soviet Affairs at the Austrian Institute of International Relations in Vienna, talks

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The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: Stable Deterrence and Its Alternatives.…
21.08.2017
On August 21, the Valdai Club held a presentation of its most recent report, titled “The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: Stable Deterrence and Its Alternatives”.

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