Mikhail Barabanov. Graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture. Currently employed by the Moscow city government. Independent expert on naval history and armaments.
Andrei 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 20032004 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 19992003 programme.
Vladimir Frolov. Ph.D. (Political Sciense), graduated from the Military Institute decorated with the Order of the Red Banner and Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Vladimir Frolov is a director of the National Center for Foreign Policy.
Andrei Ionin is a graduate of the Mozhaisky Institute of Military Engineering. He served as a researcher at the Baikonur Aeronautical Facility from 1983 to 1988. Since 1988 he occupied different scientific positions within the Ministry of Defense Scientific Research Institute. He received his PhD in 1995. His contributions to MDB in the capacity of an independent expert.
Konstantin 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), 19961997. Since September 1997, Deputy Director of CAST. Author of numerous articles on Russias military-technical cooperation with other countries.
Artyom Sanzhiev. Post-graduate student of Far Eastern National University. He is an analyst of the Center of Korean Studies of Far Eastern National University.
Andrey Seregin. Graduated from the Moscow State University. Ph.D. (History), senior research fellow at the National Center for Foreign Policy.
Dmitry Vasiliev. Graduated from the State University Higher School of Economics with a Masters Degree in Strategic Management in 2004. 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.