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Mikhail Troitskiy

Mikhail Troitskiy

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Expert on international politics, security, and negotiation; conflicts in Eurasia; Russian politics and foreign policy

Professor of Practice, Department of Political Science and Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia College of Letters and Science — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @mikhailtroitski


  • Russia's invasion of and war in Ukraine
  • Arms control and risks of nuclear confrontation
  • Sources of Russia's international behavior
  • Relations between the United States and Russia since the end of the Cold War
  • Politics of climate change mitigation and adaptation


  • Published and edited academic research on international politics and security with leading journals and presses
  • Contributed commentary on Russian foreign policy, US-Russia relations, and Eurasian politics to the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading global media
  • Managed philanthropic programming of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Russia for 6 years
  • Led the expansion of English-medium education in political science and economics at a leading university in Russia
  • Taught and guest-lectured at leading universities and think tanks globally for over 20 years