Dr Dmitri Trenin has been Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center since 2008. He joined the Center at its inception in 1994, having previously served in the Russian/Soviet armed forces (1972-1993). Trenin’s postings included Iraq (with the military assistance group); East Germany (military liaison); Switzerland (arms control); and Italy (NATO Defense College). He also taught at the Military Institute in Moscow and VUB, Free University of Brussels. Trenin is a member of the Russian International Affairs Council, the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Military Science.