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

Pulling Out of the Iran Deal: America’s Defeat, Trump’s Victory
10.05.2018
The Unites States’ withdrawal from the so-called “Iran deal” – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – caused serious concern in the international corporate sector. The concern of

Expert: 
Ivan Timofeev
Russia vs the West: A War Scenario and a New Logic Of Confrontation
11.04.2018
How can Moscow respond to a possible US strike on Syria? Will it be forced to admit its defeat? Yes, Russia is a nuclear power, but will it decide to launch a nuclear strike because of the standoff

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Ivan Timofeev
Valdai Paper #84. A Pyrrhic Victory: the History of the Sanctions War Against…
09.04.2018
The history of sanctions against Iran deserves close analysis in light of the growing sanctions pressure on Russia. Iran’s experience is meaningful if only because both countries have to contend with

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Ivan Timofeev
Unwanted Ally? Russia and the Future of the Anti-Terrorist Coalition
05.04.2018
The global front for fighting terrorism is experiencing serious problems. The main factors in this respect are as follows: first, the growing division between Russia and the West and, second, the

Expert: 
Ivan Timofeev
Russia: A New Political Cycle and the Contours of a New World Order
02.03.2018
The destruction of the world where Russia is assigned the role of a raw materials appendage and is considered an outcast despite its military might could give Russia an opportunity to become a

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Ivan Timofeev
US Sanctions Against Russia: Useless Lists? The Future of Article 241
30.01.2018
The US Treasury Department submitted a list of Russian “oligarchs” to Congress. The report of the Treasury Department was eagerly anticipated on both sides of the Atlantic. The high degree of tension

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Ivan Timofeev
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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Ivan Timofeev
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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Ivan Timofeev
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

Expert: 
Ivan Timofeev
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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Ivan Timofeev
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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Ivan Timofeev
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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Ivan Timofeev

multimedia

World Trade Wars: What Are We to Expect? Expert Discussion
12.04.2018
On April 12, the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion on the topic “World Trade Wars: What Are We to Expect?”

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Informational Warfare on the Cyber Sphere: Fake, Semi-Fake, and Reality
05.04.2018
On 5 April, the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion on topic ‘Informational Warfare on the Cyber Sphere: Fake, Semi-Fake, and Reality’

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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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