Director of the RAS Institute of US and Canadian Studies.
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Doctor of Sciences (History). Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Career spanning from junior researcher (1976-1982) to Director of the Institute of US and Canadian Studies (1995).
Member of the Council on Economics under the Russian Federation (RF) Government. Member of Scientific Councils under RF MFA, Security Council, Federation Council.
Member of the editorial board of USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture journal.
Author of over 300 academic papers and 16 books and brochures.
Academic focus: USSR/Russian foreign policy, Russian-American relations, military aspects of foreign policy, and national security issues.