Professor at the Departments of Political Science and International Relations, San Francisco State University.
He teaches Russian/post-Soviet, comparative politics, and international politics. He is a graduate of Moscow State University (Candidate of Sciences, 1991) and University of Southern California (Ph.D., 2000). He has published widely in western and Russian academia and is the author of Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) and Whose World Order? Russia 's Perception of American Ideas after the Cold War ( University of Notre Dame Press , 2004), along with many articles.