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

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

Expert: 
Ivan Timofeev
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

Expert: 
Ivan Timofeev
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

Expert: 
Ivan Timofeev
How US Strikes on Syria Will Impact the Middle East and Beyond
07.04.2017
The final goal of US aggression against Syria is pressure on China during the visit of President Xi Jinping, according to Valdai Club expert Vladimir Yevseyev. According to Yevseyev, despite its
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

Expert: 
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

Expert: 
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

Expert: 
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

Expert: 
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

Expert: 
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

Expert: 
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

Expert: 
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

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