Since June 2017, Dr Pavel Luzin has been the founder and CEO at Under Mad Trends. Since 2015 till present – columnist at the Intersection (Warsaw, Poland). Since 2015 till present – Contributing Analyst at Wikistrat, Inc. (Washington D.C., USA). 2013 – 2014 – research fellow at IMEMO (Institute of World Economy and International Relations), Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russian). 2013 – assistant to Editor-in-Chief, Security Index Journal, PIR Center (Moscow, Russia). 2010 – 2013 – expert at PIR Center (Moscow, Russia). 2010 – 2017 – senior lecturer at Perm State University (Perm, Russia). 2008 – 2012 – PhD student at IMEMO, RAS (Moscow, Russia).
PhD in International Relations, Founder and CEO at Under Mad Trends
Content by Pavel Luzin
The political logic of the Zapad exercises
Dr Pavel Luzin argues that the goal of the 2017 Zapad exercises is not to begin a military conflict but to make Russia’s neighbours insecure of their future and thus more compliant in relations with the Kremlin.