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.
He is the author of a number of books, including What Is Russia Up to in the Middle East? (2018); Should We Fear Russia? (2016); Russia and the World in the 21st Century (Russian, 2016); Unconditional Peace: 21st Century Euro-Atlantic and a Security Community (Russian, 2013); Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story (English, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese, 2011-2014); Russia’s Foreign Policy: A Solo Voyage (2009); Getting Russia Right (2007); Integration and Identity: Russia as a New West (Russian, 2006); Russia’s Restless Border: The Chechnya Factor in Post-Soviet Russia (2004); The End of Eurasia: Russia Between Geopolitics and Globalization (2002); Russia’s China Problem (1998); Baltic Chance: The Baltic States, Russia and the West in a New Europe (1997).