Nikolai V. Zlobin

Dr. Nikolai Zlobin is a Senior Fellow at the World Security Institute, previously known as Center for Defense Information, and Director of the Center's Russian and Asian Programs since 2001. He is Director and Editor-in-Chief of Washington ProFile, an independent Russian language international news and analysis agency. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Political Science and Department Chair at Moscow State University. He taught at several Western European & American universities.

Dr. Zlobin writes a regular column on international politics for the major Russian daily, Izvestia, and has been a special contributor to several international media outlets. He is executive co-editor of Demokratizatsiya, the Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, published in the U.S. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic and political journals published around the world. Dr. Zlobin is a frequent commentator on international affairs for television and radio, including PBS and BBC. He speaks regularly on global issues and was recently invited to speak at the Brookings InstitutionAmerican Enterprise InstituteWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Zlobin is the author of 10 books and more than 200 academic articles in more than 15 languages. His editorial opinions have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, International Herald-Tribune and Chicago Tribune. He is the co-author of a high school textbook used in Russia and received several prestigious research grants, including two Mac Arthur Foundation awards, two from the Truman Institute and another from the Soros Foundation. His latest book on international communications will be published by M.E. Sharpe in spring 2004.

Dr. Zlobin holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Political Science from Moscow State University, where he also earned his Ph.D. in 1983.