The MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs


Dr. Mikhail Troitskiy

Dr. Mikhail Troitskiy

Research Designs, Methods and Contexts
Dean of the MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs and Associate Professor of International Relations at MGIMO's Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia. His areas of expertise include international security, negotiation theory, Russian foreign policy, Russia’s relations with the neighbouring states, the European Union, and the United States.

Troitskiy holds a doctoral degree (Cand.Polit.Sci) in International Relations from the Institute for the USA and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. Since September 2003 Troitskiy has been teaching history of international relations, international security, and Russian foreign policy courses at MGIMO. In 2007–2009 he served as deputy dean of MGIMO’s School of Political Affairs.

Since January 2005 Troitskiy has been working as a senior fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2009-2015 he was deputy director and the Russia office of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Since 2014 he has taught in European University at St. Petersburg as IMARES Program professor. Troitskiy has also lectured at University of California at San Diego, Universities of San Diego and Louisville, and Institut d’etudes politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.

Troitskiy has published in Russian and English on international security  and negotiation theory, Russian foreign policy, US-Russia, EU-Russia, and US-Eu relations. He contributed book chapters to Cambridge University Press, Praeger, Johns Hopkins University Press, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). His opinion editorials and commentary have appeared in The International New York Times, The Moscow Times, Vedomosti, and RBC.

Troitskiy is a member of PONARS Eurasia, Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation (POSSE), International Studies Association (ISA), the Working Group on the Future pf US-Russia Relations, and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He serves on the editorial boards of International Trends andRussian Politics and Law journals and reviews manuscripts for International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, Problems of Post-Communism, and Post-Soviet Affairs.