Vladimir Baranovsky is a board member of the Moscow-based think tank Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) where he was deputy director for almost twenty years (until 2016). He is currently academic director of the Centre for Situation Analysis (CSA). Since 1998, he has been professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Professor Baranovsky was a project leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and is currently a member of the governing board. He has a Dr.Sc. degree in history (1985) and is a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Academician, 2011). His academic focus is international relations, global security, arms control, Russian foreign policy, and integration in Europe. He has authored and edited over 250 publications including books, articles, and contributions to multi-authored volumes. Recent publications include Nuclear-armed Cruise Missiles: Towards a Global Ban? (2018); Middle East in the Changing Global Context: Key Trends of the Century’s Development (2018); New International Order: Overcoming or Transforming the Existing Pattern? (2019).