Igor Istomin is an Associate Professor, Department of Applied International Political Analysis, and Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Analysis of International Processes at MGIMO University. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from this institution as well as an undergraduate degree from St. Petersburg State University. Igor Istomin teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in methods of applied analysis and international relations theory. He also delivered lectures and presentations in a number of foreign institutions, such as Fletcher School at Tufts University, Georgetown University, Harvard University (all U.S.) and Jilin University (China).
Igor Istomin is an executive editor at the Mezhdunarodnye Protsessy (International Trends), a leading Russian academic journal. He is the author of more than 70 academic publications in Russian and in English on issues of the U.S. foreign policy, relations in Euro-Atlantic space and international security. He is also a regular contributor to the media and think tank debates (including in Nezavisimaya gazeta, Izvestia, RIAC and Valdai).
His recent publications include:
Istomin I. (2020). Anticipating the Adversary at the Backdoor: Perceptions of Subversion in Russian–American Relations. In Futter A. (ed.) Threats to Euro-Atlantic Security. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
Istomin, I., Baykov, A. (2019). Dynamics of International Alliances in Unbalanced International System. Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya. No. 1. (in Russian);
Istomin, I., Bolgova, I. (2018). The Future of NATO: Trade-Offs and Possible Scenarios. Valdai Discussion Club Report. URL: http://valdaiclub.com/files/20891/;
Istomin, I. (2017). Negotiations under Disagreement: Limitations and Achievements of Russian-Western Talks on NATO Enlargement. In Hampson F.O., Troitsky M.A. (eds) Tug of War: Negotiating Security in Eurasia. McGill-Queen’s University Press.