ALEXANDER SERGUNIN (b. 1960) is Professor a the Head of Department of International Relations & Political Science, Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University, Russia. He got Ph.D. (history) from Moscow State University (1985) and Habilitation (political science) from St. Petersburg University (1994). The fields of specialization: international relations history and theory, Russian foreign policy making. Most recent publications: Are Borders Barriers Helsinki: Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 2001; Political Science: Antology/Reader. Nizhny Novgorod, 2000; Russian Arms Sales to East Asia in the 1990s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Theories and Approaches to International Relations. New Delhi: Anmol Publications, 1998). The host institution in the U.S. is Cornell University.