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.
Mikhail A. Lukin. In 1992 graduated from the journalism department of the Moscow State University. Since 1990 worked as an editor of Postfactum press agency. In 1993 became a staff member of the “XX century and the world” think-tank, and in 1994-1997 worked as head of the information section in the “National News Service”. From 1997 was an executive in the operational news group, deputy director of the information center of the “Kommersant” Publishing House. Since January 2003 – director of the information center of the “Kommersant” Publishing House.
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.
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.
Dmitry V. Vasiliev. In 2004 graduated from the State University – Higher School of Economics with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management. From 2003 to mid 2004 worked as an analyst at Absolut Bank in the Department of Risk Evaluation. Currently working since July 2004 as a researcher at CAST.