Fyodor Lukyanov is editor-in-chief of Russia in Global Affairs journal, published in Russian and English with participation of Foreign Affairs. He is Chairman of the Presidium of the Russian Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, an influential independent organization providing foreign policy expertise, Academic Director at International Valdai Discussion Club, research professor at National research university Higher School of Economics (Moscow). Fyodor Lykyanov graduated from Moscow State University 1991 as a Germanist. He worked as a correspondent, commentator and editor for many Russia media.
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.
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.
Natalya Pechorina is an observer working for RIA-Novsoti (Ukraine) news agency since 2014. She was the editor of the news bulletin “Ukrinform: Defense Industry and Aerospace News”. In 2000-2002 she was a news reporter with UNIAN, another Ukrainian news agency.