Contributors
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Svetlana Babayeva
Advisor, Rossiya Segodnya News Agency (RIA Novosti)
Dmitry Babich
Political analyst with the Voice of Russia radio station
Lyudmila Babynina
Head of the Center for Political Integration Studies, RAS Institute of Europe
Hüseyin Bağcı
Professor and Chair, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University in Ankara; Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Institute, Ankara; Guest Professor, Humboldt University in Berlin
Andrei Baklanov
Head of the International Affairs Department of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly
Andrey Baklitskiy
Consultant at the PIR Center
Mikhail Barabanov
Сofounder and director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST)
Oleg Barabanov
Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor of MGIMO University; Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Julien Barnes-Dacey
Senior policy fellow for ECFR’s Middle East & North Africa programme

Kayhan Barzegar
Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS) in Tehran
Gershon Baskin
Founder and co-director of IPCRI, the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information
Vladimir Batyuk
Head of the Political and Military Research Center, Institute for the US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Anatoly Bazhan
Head, Economic Research Sector, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences
Wenli Bei
Professor, the Deputy Head of Russian Research Center, East China Normal University, China, Shanghai
Vyacheslav Belokrenitsky
Deputy Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Dmitry Belousov
Head of analysis and forecasting of macroeconomic processes at the Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting
Vladislav Belov
Head of the Country Studies Department, Head of the Center for German Studies at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Yehuda Ben Meir
Senior research associate in the Israeli Institute of National Security Studies
Shlomo Ben-Ami
Co-founder, Vice-President, Toledo International Center for Peace (Spain); Former Foreign Minister of Israel
Alexander Bessmertnykh
President of the International Foreign Policy Association, Chairman of the Global Council of Foreign Ministers of Foreign Affairs
Andrey Bezrukov
Associate Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Russia (MGIMO)
M.K. Bhadrakumar
Retired Ambassador, Columnist
Alireza Bikdeli
Senior Research Fellow, Former Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Turkey
Yu Bin
Professor of Political Science at Wittenberg University, USA (Ph.D Stanford University), and senior fellow of the Shanghai Association of American Studies, senior fellow of the Russian Studies Center of the East China Normal University in Shanghai, and senior advisor to the Intellisia Institute in Guangzhou, China
Wu Bingbing
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Lyubov Bisson
PhD (Politics), Senior Research Fellow, Section for European Integration Studies, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences
Helge Blakkisrud
Senior Researcher and Head of the Research Group on Russia, Asia and International Trade at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, Norway
Leonid Bliakher
Head of the Department of Philosophy, Pacific National University
Andrei Blinov
Project manager of the Financial Development League (Ukraine), economist and opinion journalist
Yvan Blot
Professor of Economics at the University of Nice (Sophia Antipolis), Nicolas Sarkozy's private advisor, former member of the European Parliament and French National Assembly, doctor in economics and professor of political science
Lo Bobo
Independent scholar and consultant, former director of the Russia and China Programmes at the Centre for European Reform (CER)
Danila Bochkarev
EastWest Institute fellow focusing on economic security issues
Yossef Bodansky
Director of Research, The International Strategic Studies Association, USA
Elena Bogdanova
Leader of the research group “Law and Society” Centre for Independent Social Research
Alein Bogomolova
Associate Professor, Department of Economics at the Tomsk University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics
Irina Bolgova
Associate professor in the Department of Applied Analysis at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Post-Soviet Studies
Konstantin Bondarenko
Political scientist; Head of the Ukrainian Policy Institute (Ukraine)
Pascal Boniface
Founding Director, French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS)
Timofei Bordachev
Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Nikolai Bordyuzha
Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization
Iwona Borkowska
Head of the Centre for International Education, Adam Miczkiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
Georgy Bovt
Editor-in-Chief of “Russkiy Mir.ru”
Rodric Braithwaite
Sir Rodric Braithwaite, GCMG, Chairman, International Advisory Board, Moscow School of Political Studies; Former British Ambassador in Moscow
Maxim Bratersky
Professor of the Department of International Affairs at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the Higher School of Economics
Sergey Brilev
Deputy Director and Anchor, TV Channel “Rossiya” (RTR); Member of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy
Shlomo Brom
Senior Research Fellow, head of the Program on Israeli-Palestinian Relations at the Institute for National Security Studies, Israel
Mathias Brueggmann
International Correspondent with „Handelsblatt“, Germany´s business and financial daily
Vladimir Bruter
Expert of the International Institute of Humanitarian and Political Studies
Neil Buckley
Eastern Europe Editor, Financial Times
Tor Bukkvoll
Visiting fellow at The Leverhulme Program on the Changing Character of War, University of Oxford
Richard Burchill
Director of Research and Engagement at the TRENDS Research & Advisory
François Burgat
Director of Research, Institute for Research and Study on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM), Aix-en-Provence, France
Mathew Burrows
Director of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative
Olga Butorina
Advisor to the Rector; Head of Department European Integration, Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO University)
Evgeny Buzhinsky
Lieutenant-General (Retired), Ph.D. Military Sciences. In the Armed Services since 1968
Andrey Bystritskiy
Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, member of the Union of Writers