Vasily Kuznetsov – PhD in history (2010), Head of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies under the Russian Academy of Sciences, associate professor of the Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University, senior policy adviser of the Russian Contact Group for Intra-Libyan Settlement under Russian Foreign Ministry and Parliament.
He is author of several Analytical Reports for the International Discussion Club “Valdai”, for Russia’s International Affairs Council, author of a monograph on political transformation in post-revolutionary Tunisia written on fieldwork (2011-2017). He is a regular contributor to Al-Monitor.
Kuznetsov’s profile is in studying of socio-political and sociology-economic processes, problems of statehood and conflict resolution in the countries of Northern Africa.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alibaba Group