Alexey Arbatov

Alexey G. Arbatov has worked at IMEMO (the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences) since 1976, with an interval from 1994 to 2003, when he was a member of Russian parliament (State Duma), where he was deputy chair of the Defense Committee. Since 2004 he has been the head of the Center for International Security at IMEMO. From 2004 to 2017, he also worked part-time at the Carnegie Moscow Center as a head of its program on nuclear non-proliferation. He is a member of the advisory council to the Russian foreign minister and an adviser on defense and security to the head of the Center for Strategic Research, Alexey Kudrin (who recently was appointed chair of the Accounts Chamber, a watchdog institution that monitors Russian government spending). Arbatov is also a member of the governing board of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He participated as a member of the official Russian delegation for START I negotiations and in Russian Foreign Ministry working groups on INF/SNF, CFE, and START II arms control negotiations. Arbatov is the author of numerous books, articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, arms control and nuclear non-proliferation, published in Russia and abroad.