Alexey Pushkov

Alexey K. Pushkov  is director of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. He is also author and anchor of a popular political TV-show Postscript. Formerly a speechwriter of Michael Gorbachev, he had a career in diplomacy and mass-media. He is also professor of diplomacy and international relations at the Moscow Institute of International Relations. He is a member of The National Interest 's advisory council.