Andrei Korobkov

Andrei V. Korobkov is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Middle Tennessee State University. He graduated from Moscow State University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute of Economics of the World Socialist System of the USSR Academy of Sciences and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alabama. His dissertation topics were, respectively, "The Yugoslav Economic Reform and the Issue of Decentralization" and "The Dynamics of Dissolution: Causes, Manifestations, and Ethnic and Migratory Consequences of the End of the Soviet Union for Russia and the Newly-Independent States". He has previously worked as Research Fellow at the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and taught at the University of Alabama. Professor Korobkov is a recipient of numerous grants, he has authored two monographs and more than a hundred articles and book chapters published worldwide. His academic interests include the issues of post-Communist transition, state- and nation-building, nationalism, globalization and regionalization, BRICS, ethnic conflict, and international migration. He is the US co-chair of the working group on migration at the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange. He has previously served as President and Program Chair of the Post-Communist States in International Relations section of the International Studies Association, and currently serves as Vice President and Program Chair of the Association’s Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section. In 2012-2013, he was the lead researcher of the project on cooperation with the Russian academic diaspora abroad, administered by MGIMO on the basis of the RF Ministry of Education and Science grant. He teaches the Russian Politics, International Migration, European Politics, International Law, American Foreign Policy, Globalization, and International Relations classes. Professor Korobkov is the “Vestnik of MGIMO – University” Editorial Council member.

Selected publications

“Global Security and Economic Leadership of Russia.” In: Global and Regional Leadership of BRICS Countries. Stephen Kingah, ed. United Nations University Series, vol. 11. Berlin: Springer, 2015 (co-authored with Stephen Kingah and Jovana Jovic).

“Novoe Velikoe Pereselenie: Migratsiia v Rossii i Mire: Sravnitel’naia Perspektiva” (The New Great Resettlement: Migration in Russia and the World: A Comparative Perspektive). Rossiia v Global’noi Politike. 14 (April-June 2015), 180-93.

“Pliusy i Minusy Rossiskoi Intellektual’noi Migratsii” (Pro et Cons of the Russian Intellectual Migration). Mir Peremen 4 (October-December 2014), 138-53.

“Dinamika i Strukturnye Kharakteristiki Rossiiskoi Intellektual’noi Migratsii” (The Dynamics and Structural Characteristics of the Russian Intellectual Migration). In: Intellektual’naia Migratsiia v Sovremennom Mire. Marina M. Lebedeva, ed. Moscow: MGIMO – Universitet, 2014, 99-117.

“Opyt Upravleniia Intellektual’noi Migratsiei v Severnoi Amerike” (The North American Experience of the Intellectual Migration Management). In: Intellektual’naia Migratsiia v Sovremennom Mire. Marina M. Lebedeva, ed. Moscow: MGIMO – Universitet, 2014, 118-37.

“The ‘Brain Drain’ in Comparative Perspective: The US Experience.” In: From Brain Drain to Brain Gain. Russia Direct Quarterly Report 5 (May) 2014, 16-21.

“Opyt Amerikanskoi Migratsionnoi Politiki i Rossiia” (The US Migration Policy Experience and Russia). In: Migranty, Migrantophobii i Migratsionnaia Politika. Vladimir Mukomel, ed. Moscow: Academia, 2014, 162-75.

“Russian Brain Drain: Myths and Reality.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies Special Issue on Disintegration of the Soviet Union. Twenty Years Later. Assessment. Quo Vadis? Richard Sakwa and Andrey Kazantsev, eds., vol. 45, no. 3-4, September-December 2012, 327-41 (with Zhanna A. Zaionchkovskaia).

“Russkii Yazyk v SSHA: Tendentsii Poslednikh Let” (Russian Language in the USA: The Tendencies of the Recent Years”). Russki Yazyk za Rubezhom. No. 1 (2012), 107-11.

“Dinamika Programm Russkogo Yazyka v SShA: Tendentsii Poslednikh Let” (“The US Russian Language Programs: The Recent Trends”). Fond Russkiy Mir: Informatsionnyi Portal,

“Ne Tol’ko Poteria…” (“Not Only the Loss…”) Strategiia Rossii (Russia’s Strategy). No. 12 (84), December 2010, 37-39.

Opyt Migratsionnoi Politiki SShA:Uspekhi, Vyzovy, Uroki dlya Rossii (The US Migration Experience: Successes, Challenges, and  Lessons for Russia). Moscow: Bureau for Human Rights, 2008.

“Post-Soviet Migration: New Trends at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century.” Chapter in: Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia. Blair Ruble, Cynthia Buckley, and Erin Trouth Hofmann, eds. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and the Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008, 69-98.

“Migratsionnaya Politika SShA: Uroki dlya Rossii” (“US Migration Policy: The Lessons for Russia”). Rossiia v Global’noi Politike (Russia in a Global Politics). Vol. 6,  no. 3, May-June 2008, 27-40.

“The Post-Soviet Migration Dynamics: From Politics to Economics.” Lusiada. Serie 1, no. 6/7, 2007. 87-128.

“Migration Trends in Central Eurasia: Politics versus Economics.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies Special Issue on Conflict and Conflict resolution in Central Eurasia: Dimensions and Challenges. Karina Korostelina and Dennis J. D. Sandole, eds. no. 2, vol. 40. June 2007, 169-90.

“The Socio-Economic Impact of Migrant Remittances in the CIS.” International Migration Trends (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population). vol. 15. Moscow: MAX Press, 2005, 130-47 (with Lev V. Palei from the International Monetary Fund).

“The Changes in the Migration Patterns in the Post-Soviet States: The First Decade.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies. no. 4, vol. 37, December 2004, 481-508 (with Zhanna A. Zaionchkovskaia from the Russian Academy of Sciences).

“The Ethnic and Professional Factors in the Formation of the Post-Soviet Migration Flows.” (“Sovyet Sonrasi Goc Hareketlerinin Olusumunda Etnik ve Mesleki Etkenler”) In: Erhan Buyukakinci, ed., Russia and Ukraine in a Changing World (Degisen Dunyada Rusya ve Ukraina). Ankara, Turkey: Phoenix Yayinevi, 2004, 67-111 (in Turkish).

State- and Nation-Building Policies and the New Trends in Migration in the Former Soviet Union. In: The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, 2002.

«The International Consequences of Emerging Migration Flows in the Post-Soviet States." Mediterranean Quarterly. vol. 5, no. 1, Winter 1994, 65-83.

“Konstitutsionnye Osnovy Khozyaistvennoi Reformy v SFRY” (The Constitutional Foundations of the Yugoslav Economic Reform). In: Voprosy Ekonomiki. vol. 61, no. 3, 1990, 134-45 (in Russian)(with Natalia V. Kulikova).