Anton Varfolomeev is an associate professor at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics. He has worked as a member of Russian delegations at the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Terrorism, and anti-terrorist units of the OSCE and G8. He holds a Ph.D. in political science.
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