Mikhail S. Barabanov. Graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture. Currently employed by the Moscow city government. Independent expert on naval history and armaments.
Konstantin V. Makienko. Graduated from the Oriental Department at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations in 1995 and the French-Russian Masters' School of Political Science and International Relations in 1996. Head of a project on conventional armaments at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR-Center), 1996-1997. Since September 1997, Deputy Director of CAST. Author of numerous articles on Russia's military-technical cooperation with other countries.
Maxim A. Pyadushkin. In 1995 graduated from the International Relations Department at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. From 1995-2000 worked for the Russian Foreign Ministry. Since 2001, Deputy Director of CAST, head of the Small Arms and Light Weapons project. Author of a number of scientific articles on various aspects of the arms trade and the regional defense industry, export controls and the proliferation of small arms. Since March 2004, Editor-in-Chief of Russia/CIS Observer.
Ivan A. Safranchuk. Ph. D. Political Sciences. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. From 1997-2001 was a researcher at PIR-Center and director of a project on nuclear arms control. Since July 2001, Head of the Moscow Office of the Center for Defense Information. Author of a number of scientific articles and reports on nuclear policy, nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation of WMD and Russian foreign policy.