In a World of War, Could it Be ‘From Russia with Love’: A Conversation with Igor Istomin

Igor Istomin, Akshobh Giridharadas
Content Type
Journal Article
Fletcher Security Review
Issue Number
Publication Date
Summer 2018
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Igor A. Istomin is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied Analysis of International Issues at MGIMO University. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from MGIMO University as well as an undergraduate degree from Saint Petersburg State University. Istomin teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in methods of applied analysis of international affairs. He is an executive editor at International Trends, a leading Russian academic journal. He is also a visiting fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs at Jilin University in China. Istomin is the author of more than 50 publications on U.S. foreign policy, relations in the Euro-Atlantic space, and international security. His most recent book is The Logic of State Behavior in International Politics (2017). He has also prepared policy reports and papers for the Russian International Affairs Council, the Valdai Discussion Club, the Center for Strategic Research in Moscow, and the European Leadership Network.
Security, Foreign Policy, Cold War, Bilateral Relations
Political Geography
Russia, Eurasia, North America, United States of America