Dmitri Trenin

Dmitri Trenin

Director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moscow Center.

Dr. Dmitri Trenin is director of the Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College and a fellow at the Institute of Europe. Prior to 1993, he had served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces, including participation on the staff for US-Soviet nuclear talks in Geneva and teaching for the war studies department of the Military Institute.

Dmitri V. Trenin, Ph.D., has been the first Russian Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center since 2008. He is also a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Before joining Carnegie in 1994 he served in the Soviet and Russian army. Col.(Ret.) Trenin’s postings included Iraq (with the military assistance group, 1975-76), Germany (liaison with the Western powers in Berlin, 1978-83), and Switzerland (INF, Defense and Space and START talks, 1985-91). For several years, Trenin taught area studies at the Defense University in Moscow. He was also the first non-NATO senior fellow at NATO Defense College (1993) and, upon retirement from the military, a visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1993-1994). From 1994-1997, Trenin was also a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences. Dmitri Trenin got his Ph.D. from the Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1984).

At Carnegie, Dmitri Trenin chairs the Foreign and Security Policy Program. He is the author of several books, including Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story (2011); Solo Voyage (in Russian, Getting Russia Right (2007), Central Asia. The Views from Washington, Moscow and Beijing (2007, co-authored); Integration and Indentity: Russia as a New West (2006); Gestrandete Weltmacht (in German, 2005); Russia’s Restless Frontier. The Chechnya Factor in Post-Soviet Russia (co-authored, 2004), The End of Eurasia: Russia on the Border Between Geopolitics and Globalization (two printings, 2002 and 2001), A Strategy for Stable Peace. Toward a Euro-Atlantic Security Community (co-authored, 2002), Russia’s China Problem (1998), Baltic Chance: The Baltic States, Russia and the West in the Emerging Greater Europe (1997).

Among the books Trenin edited are Russia: The Challenges of Transition (2011, forthcoming); The Russian Military. Power and Policy (2004), Ambivalent Neighbors: The NATO and EU Enlargement and the Price of Membership (2003); Russia and the Main Security Institutions in Europe: Entering the 21st Century (2000); Kosovo: International Aspects of the Crisis (1999); Commonwealth and Security in Eurasia (1998).

Dmitri Trenin is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and of the Russian International Affairs Council. He is also a member of the Russian International Studies Association. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Finnish Institute for International Affairs and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow School of Political studies. A frequent commentator for the world news media, including CNN, BBC, The New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist et al., he serves on the editorial boards of The Washington Quarterly, International Politics, Pro et Contra, Insight Turkey and Baltic Course.

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Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Diplomatic History, Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

Russian foreign policy
Russian security and defense policy
Russian arms trade
Geopolitics of Eurasia
International relations in Eurasia Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian Security