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Dmitry Suslov

  • Dmitry Suslov has been at HSE University since 2006.


  • 2004

    Saint Petersburg State Technical University of Plant Polymers

  • 2001

    Saint Petersburg State University

  • 2001

    Saint Petersburg State University

Professional interests

Dmitry Suslov conducts research on various issues of World Politics and International Relations, including the US Global Strategy and Russia-US relations, problems of Governance of the International System, EU evolution and policies and Russia-EU relations, problems of European, Atlantic and Eurasian security, Russian Foreign Policy. He also acts as a regular consultant of the Russian government institutions and business enterprises on the US policies and US-Russia relations, EU-Russia relations, and European and Euro-Atlantic security issues.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012


Supervision of the HSE Basic Research Program projects on International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy, participation in these projects. Participation in applied research programs implemented by the CCEIS. Consultancy on Russian foreign and defense policy, US-Russia and EU-Russia relations, US foreign policy. Preparation of academic and policy papers on international relations and foreign policy, US-Russia and EU-Russia relations.

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


  • 2013
    Working Group on the Future of the US-Russia Relations: 6th Meeting (Вашингтон). Presentation: US-Russia relations on Afghanistan: avoiding a new Great Game
  • Working Group on the Future of the US-Russia Relations: 7th Meeting (Кэмбридж). Presentation: Russian perspective on Interventions
  • Working Group on the Future of the US-Russia Relations: 8th Meeting. Focus Theme: The future of Arctic and US-Russia Relations (Москва). Presentation: Current state and near-term future of the US-Russia relations


Employment history

Before joining the CFDP and the NRU-HSE, Dmitry Suslov worked as a Foreign Affairs Staff Writer for Nezavisimaya Gazeta (The Independent Newspaper) – one of the most respected liberal Federal editions in Russia. Performing as a journalist, Mr. Suslov published about 300 reports, commentaries, surveys and interviewers on various issues of world affairs and Russian Foreign Policy.

Timetable for today

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"Russia uses the tension around Ukraine as a diplomatic tool" - Dmitry Suslov's interview with Fox News (02.15.2022)

Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director of the CCEIS, analyzed Russia's policy in the context of the escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis in an interview for Fox News. Key ideas:
-The mood in Moscow absolutely does not correspond to the image of the capital of a country preparing for a large-scale military invasion.
-Russia uses the demonstration of military power as a tool to achieve its goals through diplomacy.
-If Ukraine decentralizes, as required by the Minsk agreements, it will be more difficult for Kyiv to join Western unions since Ukrainian nationalism will be opposed by the population of Russian-speaking regions.
-Russia is not interested in de-escalating until its security guarantee demands on NATO are accepted.

HSE University, Harvard University, and other partner organizations have completed the Second Boot Camp of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA)

Lev Sokolshchik, an Associate Professor of the School of International Regional Studies, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) took part in the second ACONA Boot Camp (January 10-14, 2022) as a member of the organizing team and a supervisor of the international research group focused on the prospects for concluding a new arms control treaty. The activities at the camp included a series of presentations of the scientific projects' results of the ACONA fellows, discussions with the world’s leading experts in the fields of international relations and arms control, master classes, and exercises to develop negotiation skills.

“Russia Issues Subtle Threats More Far-Reaching Than a Ukraine Invasion” – Dmitriy Suslov about Ukrainian problem

Associate Director of Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies Dmitriy Suslov expressed his opinion on tensions between Russia, Ukraine, and the United States in an article for the New York Times magazine. Basic ideas:
-A hypothetical Russian invasion of Ukraine would not undermine the security of the United States 
-The overall logic of Russian actions is that it is the U.S. and NATO that must pay a high price
-Beyond a more threatening Russian military posture, the United States would be particularly sensitive to closer military cooperation between Russia and China. 
-The United States does not want to increase its military presence in Europe, as this would be done at the cost of containing China

"A new paradigm of U.S. foreign policy" - D. Suslov's article for "Valdai Discussion Club" (17.11.21)

Deputy Director of the CCEIS Dmitry Suslov described a new direction for the development of U.S. foreign policy focusing on Biden's historical role as a follower of Trump. However, Biden is using a more systematic approach to implementing the chosen paradigm than his predecessor.
The main theses:
- We see a rejection of the universalization of the American-centric world order- Change of the vector of U.S. foreign policy development to rivalry with global rivals - China and Russia, which later became a new paradigm
- The previous foreign policy course has been replaced by a struggle against transnational threats and changing rhetoric towards European allies to a more benevolent one
- The leading U.S. forces are aimed at deterring China, consolidating the anti-Chinese coalition, weakening the trend of rapprochement between Moscow and Beijing, and confrontation with Russia
- The U.S. strives to increase its presence, circle of partners, and military and political obligations in Asia

HSE University Experts Present Report on ‘Africa: Development Prospects and Recommendations for Russian Policy’

The report was prepared by a group from the HSE University Centre for African Studies and the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. The authors highlight that Russia is invested in the future development of the continent and is open to dialogue with all African nations. The report names the most economically promising fields to be energy, digital technologies, and agriculture.

The HSE University in collaboration with Harvard University and partner organizations has completed the first 2021/22 Boot Camp of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA)

As a member of the Project Affiliates team Lev Sokolshchik (Research Fellow, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies – CCEIS), took part in the work of the first ACONA Boot Camp, which had been held from 16 to 20 August 2021. During the camp, scientific discussions, lectures, reports, and workshops were held. The list of the participants included leading world experts in the fields of International Relations, Negotiations, Global and Regional security.

Online Meetups with International Summer University Professors

In the run-up to the HSE International Summer University, which will open on June 20, a series of special online meetups are currently held in association with HSE’s eLearning Office. The meetups give international students an opportunity to meet HSE University professors who teach courses during the Summer University programme. Registration for the final meetup, on June 11, is now open.

The Third Boot Camp of Arms Control Negotiation Academy has finished

HSE University in collaboration with Harvard University and other partner organizations have completed the Third Boot Camp of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) which took place from 17 to 21 May 2021.

Report "Russia's Arctic Policy: International Aspects"

At the XXII April International Conference, the report "Russia's Arctic Policy: International Aspects", made under the leadership of Sergey Karaganov, was presented. The report was co-authored by the CCEIS staff Anastasia Likhacheva, Vasily Kashin, Dmitry Suslov, Igor Makarov and Ilya Stepanov.

‘Idea of Environmental Protection Should Become Part of Foreign Policy’

To improve its global competitiveness, Russia needs an independent environmental agenda along with a concept for environmental protection, and it makes sense to suggest a ‘global clean deal’ to Europe. A report outlining this, prepared by a team of experts from HSE University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and environmentalists, was presented at TASS.

America in 2021: up or down?

On Wednesday, January 27th, the School of International Regional Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of HSE University, within the framework of the permanent online seminar “Contemporary Area Studies”, organized a discussion with Maxim Suchkov, Senior Researcher at the Center for Advanced American Studies, IIAMGIMO, on the topic "America in 2021: up or down?"

SURF-HSE Panel: U.S.-Russia Relations During the Biden Administration

On January 23 Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics arranged Expert Panel on US-Russia Relations for the Stanford US-Russia Forum 2021 delegates. This Panel traditionally opens the series of SURF events in Moscow. This year the Panel was conducted online.
The speakers analyzed the current international context of the US-Russia relations, domestic trends in the US and their impact on the US policy towards Russia, prospects for the US foreign policy and US-Russia relations during the Biden Administration. After the discussion, which was moderated by Dmitry Suslov, the panelists answered the SURF delegates’ questions.

The Second Boot Camp of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy has been finished

The HSE University in cooperation with The Harvard University and other partners have completed The Second Boot Camp of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA).

Lecture by Dmitry Suslov on the US Foreign Policy and US-Russia Relations Prospects under a Biden Administration

On Friday, November 6, 2020 Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies and Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at HSE University, gave a public online lecture “The US after the Presidential Elections 2020: Prospects for Foreign Policy and US-Russian Relations.”

Dmitry Suslov and Fyodor Lukyanov about Russia, the United States, and their perception of each other on the eve of the American presidential campaign for the journal "The National Interest" (3 October 2020)

The American journal "The National Interest" published an article by Dmitry Suslov "Why the 2020 Election Has Become a Geopolitical Russian Roulette", which contains the comments of the research professor Fyodor Lukyanov, as well as the deputy director of CCEIS, Dmitry Suslov.

S. Karaganov and D. Suslov: «Russia in the Post-Coronavirus World: New Ideas for Foreign Policy»

There is a danger that by focusing entirely on the pandemic Russia and the international community might get distracted from addressing fundamental problems―devising and implementing a new, future-oriented ideological base and agenda for Russia’s foreign policy

CCEIS staff members took part in the annual conference "Rethinking Dividing Lines" of the  University Consortium

Deputy Director of CCEIS Dmitry Suslov, research assistants Darya Malyutina and Anna Osetrova took part in the annual conference of the University Consortium “Rethinking Dividing Lines”.

Article of Dmitry Suslov for Valdai Discussion Club (09/11/19)

Dmitry Suslov, deputy Director of CCEIS, published the article "John Bolton’s Departure as a ‘Window of Opportunity’" on the website of the Valdai Discussion Club.

HSE International Summer University in Full Swing

Every summer, HSE’s International Summer University attracts students, graduate students, post-docs, and professionals from around the world who wish to spend several weeks in Moscow to deepen their knowledge in a variety of fields. With the programme entering its second month, HSE News Service sat down with several students to talk about their impressions of it so far.

Dmitry Suslov's Article for Valdai Club

The CCEIS Deputy Director Dmitry Suslov has published an article for the Valdai Club entitled "The Mueller Report Extends, Not Resolves the US-Russia Stalemate"

HSE Hosts International University Consortium for the First Time

From February 25 to March 2, HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an academic module of the University Consortium, an inter-regional training programme for outstanding students that aims to promote mutual understanding, balanced analysis, and genuine dialogue among the US, EU, and Russia.

Dmitry Suslov’s interview for TASS (12.20.18)

Dmitry Suslov, the Deputy Director at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS), gave an interview to Russian News Agency TASS about the results of Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference.

Dmitry Suslov’s article for Valdai Club (23.10.2018)

Dmitry Suslov, the Deputy Director at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, published the article about new Valdai Club report «Living in a Crumbling World».

Dmitry Suslov’s interview for «Corriere Della Sera» (22.10.2018)

Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, gave the interview to the Italian daily newspaper «Corriere Della Sera».

Chapter by Sergei Karaganov and Dmitry Suslov in book “Multipolarity : The promise of disharmony”

German Campus Verlag publishing house published a book “Multipolarity : The promise of disharmony”, edited by Peter W. Schulze.

Round table discussion: “Future world order: where are we going?”

On May 22 the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted the roundtable discussion with the delegation from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy dedicated to the future world order and the US-Russian relations.

Celebrating 4 Years with Coursera: HSE’s New Online Courses

By early spring, HSE will have launched a range of new courses on Coursera in psychology, computer language analysis, economics, media and international relations.

‘Now I Really Recommend Moscow to All My Friends’

The fourth HSE International Summer University has drawn to a close. The programme continues to grow and evolve. This year over 160 students from 46 universities came to HSE to take courses in International Relations & Politics, Computer Science, Russian Studies, Economics, Culture & History.

HSE Takes Part in Columbia’s University Consortium

On November 6, the first module of the University Consortium began at Columbia University (New York). The Consortium was formed this autumn by Columbia, Harvard, the Free University of Berlin, Oxford, the Higher School of Economics, and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Students and faculty from the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs represent HSE in the project.

Global Governance: Nominal, Real and Alternative Structures

On November 19-20, 2014 HSE hosted a conference on Global Governance: Nominal, Real and Alternative Structures. The conference was largely focused on the paradigm shift in geopolitical and geoeconomic structures of the modern world, as well as the underlying causes and long-term implications of such changes.

Russia and China Becoming Closer

On July 3-10, the IV International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations, ‘Space and Time in the Eurasian Era,’ took place in Moscow. The event was organized by the HSE and East China Normal University. A total of 15 Russian and 12 Chinese students are taking part in the summer school. The summer school, whose working language is English, is intended for undergraduate and graduate students from Russia and China that are interested in international relations.