Dmitry Boltenkov, a graduate of the Rostov State University, is a naval historian and independent navy analyst. He is also the author of an upcoming treatise on the history of the Soviet and Russian naval aviation.
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.
Vasiliy Kashin, PhD. In 1996 graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies (Moscow), then worked for the Russian government bodies. A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher and MDB project director in 2012-2015. Currently works as a senior research fellow of the Institute of Far East Studies (Moscow) and in the Higher School of Economics.
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.
Yulia Magdalinskaya: a professional Sinologist with the Russian Foreign Ministry’s MGIMO institute of foreign affairs. Graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Moscow State University (MGU) and from Peking University in China; completed language training and research internships at Tianjin University, the University of International Business and Economics of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and Chinese studies centers in Germany. Regular contributor to reviews and analyses on the Chinese economy and finance, as well as on China’s role in the Asia Pacific. Key areas of research include inter-cultural communication. Author of several analytical and applied research papers on Chinese corporate and business law.
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.