Alexei Kuvshinnikov

Kuvshinnikov Alexei

Current occupation:

Since 2011 — Senior Expert/Team Leader for EU International Cooperation (Bolivia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru).

Academic/ teaching experience:

  • Since 2014 — Adjunct Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-U) (five courses/98 hours);
  • Since 2016 — Adjunct Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) (2 courses/40 hours).

Research/teaching interests:

  • International security;
  • Drugs and organized crime;
  • Strategic intelligence analysis;
  • Structured analytic techniques.

Courses developed/taught:

  • Foundations of strategic thinking and forecasting of international policy processes
  • Structured techniques for international policy analysis
  • Critical thinking for intelligence analysts
  • Strategic intelligence analysis (Foundations and Advanced)
  • Operational criminal intelligence analysis in counter-narcotics and organized crime investigations


Finance M. A. Webster University, USA, 1991-1995

  • International Journalism, Diploma cum laude MGIMO, USSR, 1976-1981


  • Russian (native)
  • English (proficient)
  • Spanish (proficient)
  • German (intermediate)

Strategic Thinking and Forecasting