Mikhail Troitskiy was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) in 1977. He holds a Ph.D. (kandidat politicheskikh nauk) in International Relations from the Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (2003), and an MA in International Relations from the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg University (1999).
M. Troitskiy is Assistant Professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) where he teaches International Relations History and International Security courses. He also works as senior research associate at the Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, and deputy director at Academic Educational Forum on International Relations. M. Troitskiy is a member of editorial board of the “International Trends” journal. His professional experience includes lectureship at the School of World Politics, State University for Humanities (2001-2003), writing for several Russian political periodicals (2000-2002), and an internship at Geneva Centre for Security Policy (Switzerland, 2001).
M. Troitskiy has published on U.S. foreign policy, European integration, U.S.-European as well as U.S.-Russian relations. His recent book “The Transatlantic Union. 1991-2004” saw light in December 2004. This monograph looks at how the U.S.-European alliance has been evolving since the end of the cold war while the European Union has been developing its autonomous foreign and security policy capabilities.
In his research, M. Troitskiy is currently focusing on U.S. policy in Russia’s neighboring regions, such as Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. His field of scholarly interest also includes international security.
M. Troitskiy will be working as Fulbright visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, in August 2005 – February 2006. His research project will analyze the potential for cooperation between Russia and the United States in resolving conflicts and fostering economic transformation in the post-Soviet space.