Pami Aalto
Professor and Director, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on European Politics and European-Russian Relations, University of Tampere, Finland; Team Leader, Diversification of the Economy research cluster, Centre of Excellence on Choices of Russian Modernization, Academy of Finland
Rawi Abdelal
Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Taisuke Abiru
Senior Representative, Representative Office in Moscow, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Amal Abou Zeid
Member of the Lebanese Parliament, Free Patriotic Movement
Anatoly Adamishin
President of the Association for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Ambassador
Alexandre Adler
Chief columnist (foreign policy) at le Figaro
Mark Adomanis
MA/MBA candidate at the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania
Margarita Afonasova
Professor of Economics at the Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics
Sergey Afontsev
Dr. of Science (Economics), Head of the Economic Theory Department at the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
Aydar R. Aganin
Director of Rusya al-Yaum News Channel
Masahiro Akiyama
Chairman, Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP). President, Akiyama Associates
Alexander Aksenyonok
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Association of Russian Diplomats
Shehab Al Makahleh
President of the Jordan-based Political Studies of the Middle East Center, Founder of the US-based Geostrategic and Media Center

Maria Al Makahleh (Dubovikova)
Political commentator, researcher and expert on Middle East affairs. President of the Moscow-based International Middle Eastern Studies Club (IMESClub)
Abdallah Al-Dardari
Deputy Prime Minister of Syria (2005–2011), Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Abdul Rahman Alageli
Associate fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Sergey Aleksashenko
Macroeconomic Research Director, State University – Higher School of Economics; Board member, Aeroflot-Russian Airlines
Elena Alekseenkova
Program Manager at Russian International Affairs Council, Research Fellow of the Center for Global Issues, Institute for International Studies (IIS), MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
Alikber Alikberov
Head of the Centre for Central Asian, Caucasian and Volga-Urals Studies in the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Ibrahim Almuttaqi
Head of ASEAN Studies Program, The Habibie Center
Yossi Alpher
Former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University and former co-editor of
Jon Alterman
Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, Director of Middle East Program at the Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Hakan Altinay
President of the Global Civics Academy, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, global ethics fellow at the Carnegie Council, and world fellow at Yale University
Bakhtiar Amin
Kurdish Iraqi politician who was the Human Rights Minister in the Iraqi Interim Government from June 2004 to May 2005
Yelena Ananyeva
PhD in Philosophy, Head of the Center for British Studies at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IE RAS)
Pavel Andreev
Founder, Center for Global Strategies and Communications; Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency; Member, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy
Andreas Andrianopoulos
Director of the Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs, American College of Greece
Hu Angang
Economics professor at Tsinghua University
Simon Anholt
Government Advisor; Parliamentarian, European Cultural Parliament
Oksana Antonenko
Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
Maria Apanovich
Senior lecturer at the Department of Demographic and Migration Policy, MGIMO-University
Nadezhda Arbatova
PhD Politics, Head of Department of European Political. Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO),  Russian Academy of Sciences
Andrei Areshev
Expert, Center for Central Asian, Caucasian and Volga-Urals Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science
Alexandra Arkhangelskaya
Leading researcher of Higher School of Economics, as well as Institute for African Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexander Arkhangelsky
Literary critic; historical essayist; documentary director; columnist, RIA Novosti; author and anchor, daily intellectual talk-show “Tem vremenem” (“Those Days”), Culture channel; professor, National Research University – Higher School of Economics
Alexander Artamonov
Editor-in-chief of the French-spoken Radio SPUTNIK (FM 91,3 – Paris)
Konstantin Asmolov
Leading Research Fellow at the Korean Studies Center, RAS Institute for Far Eastern Studies
Vladimir Avatkov
Director of the Center of Oriental Studies, International Relations and Public Diplomacy
Shlomo Avineri
Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Hamidreza Azizi
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Regional Studies Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran