FORA.tv Speaker - Dimitri Simes
Dimitri Konstantin Simes is a foreign policy analyst and author who serves as president of The Nixon Center and publisher of the foreign policy journal The National Interest. In the 1970s, Simes was a noted Kremlinologist analyzing Soviet politics. Simes served as an informal policy adviser to Richard Nixon, who appointed him to lead the center. Simes was born in Moscow and graduated with an M.A. in history from Moscow State University. He immigrated to the United States in 1973.
Simes's writings include After the Collapse: Russia Seeks its Place as a Great Power (1999), Detente and Conflict: Soviet Foreign Policy 1972-1977, and Soviet Succession: Leadership in Transition. He has also written for newspapers and journals, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy.
Simes has chaired the Center for Russian and Eurasian Programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and was the director of a Soviet-focused program at Johns Hopkins University. He has also taught at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley.
01.31.08 | 01:40:41 min
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