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Dmitri Trenin

Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center

Dmitri Trenin is the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, the Russia-based think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has been with the Center since its inception in 1993. He is the chairman of the Center’s Research Council and its Foreign and Security Policy Program.

From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Trenin held posts as a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome — and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow.

Mr. Trenin served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces from 1972 to 1993. He was a staff member on Russia’s delegation to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms talks in Geneva (1985-91) and taught in the area studies department of Russia’s Military Institute (1986-93).

Mr. Trenin received his Ph.D. in 1984 from the Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies, which is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of several books, including Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story (Carnegie, 2011).

Articles by Dmitri Trenin

Greater Asia: A China-Russia Entente?

Russia is rapidly aligning itself with new allies in the East, hoping to gain dominance in Eurasia.

June 16, 2015

Russia Can Pivot to the Pacific, Too

How will President Putin respond to Russia's greatest geopolitical challenge rising in the East?

September 7, 2012

The Russian Empire Is Gone for Good

How has Russia's post-Soviet history represented an about-face from its Soviet past?

May 7, 2012

A True Russian Republic in the Making?

Twenty years after the dismantlement of the Soviet Union, post-imperial Russia is beginning to emerge as a nation.

December 14, 2011

Getting Russia Right

As the Medvedev era begins, what is the outlook for the Russian Federation?

May 8, 2008