Igor Istomin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied International Political Analysis, MGIMO University as well as Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Applied International Political Analysis of the same University. He holds PhD and M.A. degrees from this institution as well as an undergraduate degree from St. Petersburg State University. Igor Istomin teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in theory of international relations and methods of applied analysis. He also delivered lectures and presentations in a number of foreign institutions, including Georgetown, Harvard and Jilin Universities as well as CSIS and Fletcher School.
Igor Istomin is an executive editor at the Mezhdunarodnye Protsessy (International Trends) a leading Russian academic journal. He is the author of more than 50 academic publications in Russian and in English on issues of the U.S. foreign policy, relations in Euro-Atlantic space and international security.
Igor Istomin is also an expert of the Russian International Affairs Council as well as a member of the International Studies Association and YGLN for Euro-Atlantic Security. He is a contributor to a number of Russian and international outlets (including «Nezavisimaya Gazeta», «Izvestia», European Leadership Network and Valdai Club).