Ivan Safranchuk currently holds several positions. He is a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Studies within the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and a non-resident fellow with CSIS. He is also the publisher of the journal “Great Game: Politics, Business, and Security in Central Asia.” He is a member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. He previously worked at the PIR Center for Policy Studies (1997-2001), headed the Moscow Office of the Center for Defense Information (2001-2007), and served as Deputy Director at the Institute of Contemporary International Studies of the Russian Diplomatic Academy (2011-2014). Between 2015-2017, he also served as an advisor to the President of the Diplomatic Academy of Kyrgyzstan under the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He holds a doctorate from the Academy of Military Sciences.

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