Lecturer at the Department of Applied Analysis of International Crises at MGIMO-University, where he teaches intelligence analysis and reseach methods in the IR. He also serves as executive editor in the International Trends, which is one of the most prominent Russian academic journals in the field of International Relations. Since 2014 Dr Istomin joined Foreign Policy Analytical Agency, specialising in in-depth study and consulting on the current policy challenges.
Russia-NATO differences over Ukraine distract Western powers from other long-term priorities, such as addressing the growing threat of terrorism in the Middle East or reducing instability in AfghanistanRead more
Last week, NATO announced a suspension of cooperation with Russia, but the escalating confrontation with Moscow is for now far more imaginary than realRead more