Alexander Lukin is Vice-President for research and international cooperation at the Diplomatic Academy, an education institution of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also Director of the Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University). He received his first degree from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1984, a doctorate in politics from Oxford University in 1997, a doctorate in history from the Diplomatic Academy in 2007, and a degree in theology from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University in 2013. He worked at the Soviet Foreign Ministry, Soviet Embassy to the People's Republic of China, and Institute of Oriental Studies of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. From 1990 to 1993, he served as an elected deputy of the Moscow City Soviet (Council) where he chaired the Sub-Committee for Inter-Regional Relations. He was a visiting fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University from 1997 to 1998. From 2000 to 2001, he worked as a research fellow at the Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of The Political Culture of the Russian Democrats (Oxford University Press, 2000) and The Bear Watches the Dragon: Russia’s Perceptions of China and the Evolution of Russian-Chinese Relations since the Eighteenth Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2003), as well as numerous articles and policy papers on Russian and Chinese politics, the international situation in East Asia, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and Russian-Chinese relations.

Last Updated: March 1, 2021



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