Andrey 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 ofYaderny Kontrol magazine (in Russian). In 2004 – project manager of Export control system transformation in Russia in 1999–2003 programme. A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2011.
Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), member of the Advisory Board under the Russian Federation Security Council, chairman of the Moscow Nonproliferation Conference. Editor-in-Chief of the Nuclear Club Journal. He graduated from the National Research Nuclear University ‘MEPhI’. In 2000, he was a Visiting Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. From 2000 to 2009 he has worked for the PIR Center (Center for Policy Studies in Russia), including as Executive Director (2007-2009).
Timur Latypov: born 1973, graduated in 1995 from Kazan State University (KGU) with a degree in Journalism, completed doctorate studies at the Russian and Foreign Literature faculty of KGU in 1998. Awarded a PhD by St Petersburg State University in 2001. Correspondent of the Vremya i Dengi newspaper (Kazan) in 2000-2010. Editor of the Industry section at Biznes Online (Kazan) since 2010. Professional interests: defense industry, air transport, Russian literature.
Anton Lavrov graduated from the Tver State Technical University. An independent military analyst and one of the most prominent independent Russian researchers of the 2008 Russian-Georgian War.
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.
Aleksey Ramm is an observer for the Izvestia newspaper. Graduated from the Military University. Served in various capacities in the Siberian Military District before being appointed group lead in the MoD secretariat. Became a military observer after retirement from military service. Author of numerous articles about the development of the Russian Armed Forces. Covered the fighting in southeastern Ukraine as a military reporter.
Vadim Zaytsev graduated from the the History, Political Sciences and Law faculty of the Russian State Humanitarian University in 2007. Completed a post-graduate course at the Institute of African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2010. Worked for Rosafroekspertiza, a research and consulting center specializing in Russian-African relations, in 2006- 2009. Joined the Kommersant Publishing House as an editor in 2010.