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

Report: The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: Stable Deterrence and Its…
17.08.2017
An asymmetric and unbalanced system of security has developed in the Euro-Atlantic region. It is based on a major gap in capabilities between Russia and NATO. Although that asymmetry was not of

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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
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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Ivan Timofeev
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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Ivan Timofeev
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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Ivan Timofeev
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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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

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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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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

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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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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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