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.
Evgeny A. Belyakov. Graduated from the Institute of Mass Media of the Russian State University for the Humanities in 2006. From 2002 to 2004, worked as staff member in the Press-Service of the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technologies, and worked as a proof-reader in Gazeta newspaper from 2004-2005. CAST researcher and editor-in-chief of the Moscow Defense Brief journal since February 2006.
Andrei L. Frolov. Graduated with honours degree from the Faculty of Foreign Affairs of Saint Petersburg State University and in 2003 from French-Russian Masters’ School of Political Science and International Relations. In 2003-2004 – researcher at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR-Center), executive editor of Yaderny Kontrol magazine (in Russian).
In 2004 – project manager of Export control system transformation in Russia in 1999-2003 programme.
Alexander B. Gorianin. The author of numerous books and articles. Such as The demolition of the Cathedral of the Christ the Savior (London, 1988), Myths about Russia and Nation’s Mind (Moscow, 2002). In 1999-2000 – editor-in-chief of the ITAR-TASS Publishing House. In 2000-2004 – associate professor of Interuniversity Center for Russian studies in Peoples Friendship University of Russia. Currently works as a project director of the Reitor independent rating agency.
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.
Andrei A. Maslov. In 2001 graduated from the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Saint Petersburg State University.
In 2001-2004 – dean’s assistant for scientific work. From 2003 – director of the information company Af-Ro and publisher of the Russian-African business magazine.
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 CAST researcher and editor-in-chief of the Eksport vooruzheniy (Arms Export) journal.