Head of the Center – Ph.D.
Podlesny Pavel Terentevich

Tel .: +7 (495) 695-89-30

E-mail address:

Podlesny Pavel Terentevich works at the Institute of the USA and Canada since March 1968. In 1973 he defended his thesis on the problem of the planning mechanism of US foreign policy.
In the autumn of 1977 he was appointed the head of the sector of current political problems of Soviet-American relations. Author of the monograph “American concepts of developing relations with the USSR” (Science, 1980). Under his editorship in 1987, a collective monograph entitled “Soviet-American Relations in the Modern World” was published. (The science)
From 1991 to 1998 – Head of the Department of European Security and Cooperation at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Over the years, the team of the Department has prepared a series of monographs and scientific reports on European policy in Russia, its relations with NATO, the EU, the OSCE and other issues.
1998 – 2004 – Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Studies of ISCRAN. Responsible editor of a large collective monograph “US Policy in a Changing World.” (Science, 2004)
In July 2008, he was appointed head of the Center for Russian-American Relations of ISCRAN. In the years 2005-2008. prepared a series of articles and scientific reports on the current state of Russian-American relations, the prospects for their development in the coming century, and the analysis of the American strategy towards Russia.

About the Center

The Center for Russian-American Relations was established in May 2008. The main areas of research on the problems of Russian-American relations are the following:

a comprehensive assessment of the prospects for the development of relations between the United States and Russia in the coming century, taking into account the experience and lessons of their development in the 1990s and during the past years of the 21st century. Revealing on this basis the most likely model of Russian-American relations for the future (partnership, cold war, cold peace, controlled tension, selective cooperation).
identification and systematization of the new agenda of Russia-US relations with an emphasis on the growing importance of global problems and threats in the current system of international relations (global warming, energy, migration, the global financial crisis, civilizational aspects, etc.)
the study of regional aspects of Russian-American relations, including the prospects for cooperation in ensuring security in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, as well as in resolving old and new international conflicts and crises.
analysis of the political struggle both in the United States and in Russia around the Russian-American relations, defining the driving forces that have a major impact on the current state of relations and their future.
generalization of policy trends concerning Russia, conducted by specific administrations.

The work of the Center is reflected in publications and analytical materials that are regularly sent to the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Security Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and other agencies and departments, the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Federation Council and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and other organizations.
The main scientific publications of the Center’s staff for 2005-2011:

Scientific articles, reports and monographs:

Podlesny P.T. “Forming the foreign policy course of the Obama administration in relation to Russia: first results, difficulties, prospects.” (monograph) ISKRAN, 2010. 10 pp.
Smirnov PE “A new start in Russian-American relations and cooperation between Russia and NATO.” ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’ No. 11, 2010.
Terebov O.V. “Problems and prospects of Russian-American and multilateral cooperation in the Arctic.” Scientific report, M. ISKRAN, 2010.
Podlesny P.T. “The policy of the Obama administration in relation to Russia: the concept, practice, prospects.” ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’ No. 2, 2011
Podlesny PT, Danilova T.Yu. “Russian-American relations under the Obama administration: first results, challenges and prospects.” Electronic scientific journal ‘Russia and America in the 21st century’ No.1, 2010. http://www.rusus.ru/
Podlesny P.T. “Russian-American relations: lessons from the past and prospects for the future.” ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’ No.9, 2009.
Danilova T.Yu. “American experts on the prospects for US-Russian relations under the new administration.” Electronic Scientific Journal ‘Russia and America in the 21st Century’ No.2, 2009. http://www.rusus.ru/
Podlesny P.T. “The United States in search of a new formula for relations with Russia.” “USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture”, No. 9, 2008 p.
Podlesny P.T. “The Russian Factor in the Electoral Company in the United States in 2008” The Electronic Scientific Journal “Russia and America in the 21st Century”, No.1, 2008.
Podlesny P.T. “Russia and the United States in the New Century: Challenges and Prospects.” “USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture”, No.6, 2007.
Kapustina E.B. “Dynamics of Russian-American relations at the present stage”. Electronic Journal of ISKRAN “Russia and the United States in the 21st Century”, No.2, 2007.
Kapustina E.B. “US policy towards Russia: engagement and competition”. Chapter in the collective monograph “The Second Term of the Bush Administration: Old Problems and New Approaches.” ISKRAN, 2006 p.41-62
Podlesny P.T. “The World, the United States and Russia at the Beginning of the 21st Century: World Development Scenarios.” “USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture”, No.7, 2006 p. 93-107.
Terebov O.V. “Russian – American mechanisms for conflict resolution and minimization of common threats”. Scientific report, M. ISKRAN, 2005. pp. 1-73.