Igor S. Ivanov

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russia

Igor S. Ivanov is a professor at Moscow State Institute for International Relations. Previously, he served as minister of foreign affairs, from 1998 to 2004, and secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2007. Ivanov holds the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He took part in the work of several U.N. General Assembly sessions, many international conferences, and in particular, co-chaired the Bosnia settlement talks in Dayton, Ohio. From 1991 to 1993, he represented the USSR and then Russia as ambassador to Spain.

Ivanov also worked as a researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, USSR Academy of Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in history. He has published a number of books and articles on the history of Russian foreign affairs and foreign policy, which have been translated into many languages. He regularly attends political and scientific gatherings both in Russia and globally to speak on the most topical international issues. Ivanov has been honored with numerous Russian and foreign orders.

Analysis

The best way for our leaders to remember the dead on Armistice Day? Do everything they can to avoid a nuclear war

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, one of the world’s most horrific conflicts. One of the best accounts of how this tragedy began, by the historian Christopher Clark, details how a group of well-meaning European leaders – “The Sleepwalkers” – led their nations into a war with 40 million military and civilian casualties. Today, we face similar risks of mutual misunderstandings and unintended signals, compounded by the potential for the use of nuclear weapons – where millions could be killed in minutes rather than over four years of protracted trench warfare. Do we have the tools to prevent an incident turning into unimaginable catastrophe?

Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe

In the Euro-Atlantic region today, the risks of a fateful error leading to nuclear conflict are compounded by heightened tensions between NATO and Russia – and little communication between military and political leaders. In the absence of some positive initiative, we will continue to drift toward danger.

IAEA Low Enriched Uranium Bank Launches in Kazakhstan

Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, an NTI Board member, highlights the importance of the establishment of the IAEA LEU Bank and the need for improving dialogue between the United States and the Russian Federation.

Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security

In the lead up to the Munich Security Conference, Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov and Sam Nunn write on key steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of confrontation in the Euro-Atlantic region.

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