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# 2 (12), 2008 Moscow Defense Brief

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Mikhail Barabanov. Graduated from the Moscow National University of Culture, then worked for the Moscow City Government. Editor-in-Chief of MDB since 2008, he is an expert on naval history and armaments.

Sergey Denisentsev. Graduated from the Masters program in Geography at Moscow National Univeristy. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2007.

Denis Fedutinov. Graduated from the Moscow Stankin National Technological University in 2000, then worked for the National Scientific Research Institute for Aviation Systems. Since 2003, editor of the specialized webportal uav.ru on unmanned aviation. Author of several articles on the development of modern technologies.

Konstantin Makienko. Graduated from the Oriental Department of the Moscow National Institute for International Relations in 1995 and the French-Russian Masters’ School of Political Science and International Relations in 1996. He was head of a project on conventional armaments at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR-Center) in 1996–1997. Since September of 1997, he has been Deputy Director of CAST. He is the author of numerous articles on Russia’s military-technical cooperation with other countries and advisor to the head of the Russian Federal Agency on Industry since 2007.

Aleksey Nikolsky. Graduated from the Moscow National University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics in 1995. Worked as a correspondent for several newspapers and for Vedomosti since 2001.

Ivan Safranchuk. Ph. D. Political Science. Dr. Safranchuk graduated from the Moscow National Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), then worked at the PIR Center for Policy Studies. Dr. Safranchuk headed the Moscow Branch of the Center for Defense Information (in 2006 renamed into World Security Institute – WSI) from 2001 to 2007. Now Dr. Safranchuk heads the private consulting firm LaTUK, providing services on foreign policy, energy, and security issues. He is publisher of the analytical magazine The Great Game: Politics, Business and Security in Central Asia. Dr. Safranchuk also lectures at MGIMO.

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