Tatiana Shakleina

Professor of Political Science
PhD in International Relations
Doctorate Degree in Political Science

Professor Tatiana Shakleina is a well-known specialist in international studies, American and Russian foreign policy, Russian-American relations. For a long time she worked in a prestigious and well-known think-tank — Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, where she was the Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Studies. In 2006 she got a very prestigious Award by the Russian Academy of Sciences «Academician E. Tarle Award in History» as a coauthor of a 4-volume monograph «Systemic History of International Relations (ed. by A. Bogaturov).

Professor Shakleina came to MGIMO University in 2006, and in 2007 was appointed Chair of the Department of Applied International Analysis. This Department was established in 2006 to improve preparation of diplomats and IR specialists giving them profound knowledge in theory and practice of applied political research to develop professional analytical skills so necessary in diplomatic service, in government agencies and think tanks. One of very important tasks for the Department was to continue and develop the School of structural analysis of international relations that was originally founded in MGIMO University in 1960s and 1970s. (See information about the Department of Applied International Analysis).

Professor Shakleina together with Professors M.Khrustalev and A.Bogaturov, who were among the founders of the MGIMO School of structural analysis, worked out the concept of teaching applied analysis, and was among those who prepared several basic text-books for master programs: «Megatrends. World Order Evolution in the 21st Century» (ed. by T.Shakleina and A.Baykov, 2013, 2014); «Introduction to Applied Analysis» (ed. by T.Shakleina, 2014, 2017); «International Relations in Central Asia» (ed. by A.Bogaturov, 2011, 2014) «Contemporary World Politics. Applied Analysis» (ed. by A.Bogaturov, 2010); T.Shakleina «Russia and the United States in World Politics» (2012; 2017, 2nd ed. ), etc. Many of the books prepared by T.Shakleina and her colleagues got awards from the Russian Political Science Association, government agencies, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2014 T.Shakleina was awarded the Medal «For the Development of Science» named after Great Russian Philosopher Ivan Ilyin, for the input into academic studies.

Professor Shakleina supervises annual publication of the series «Situational Analyses» that is devoted to the most important problems of world development (6 monographs were published since in 2011-2020). This research project is inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional. In 2012 T. Shakleina was awarded Badge of Honor of the Security Council of the Russian Federation for the successful realization of joint analytical work and comprehensive research of security issues.

Professors of the Department teach 47 disciplines for bachelor and master programs — «Global Politics and Political and International Analysis», «Foreign Policy and Diplomacy of the Russian Federation», all double diploma programs (Russian-German, Russian-Italian, Russian-French, Russian-Chinese); Russian-English programs — «Governance and Global Affairs» and «International Relations in Eurasia. Politics. Economics. Ideology. Professors of the Department worked out original 4-level methodology for preparation of highly qualified IR specialists and analysts (see information about the Department).

T. Shakleina is teaching several basic courses for Russian and Russian-English master programs: «Great Powers and Regional Subsystems in Contemporary World Politics»; «Eurasian Regional Subsystem»; «America in the Russian Foreign Policy», «Methodology of Political Research», «Trends of Contemporary International Relations (Post-graduate level); «World Order and Instruments of Global Regulation». At the bachelor level Professor Shakleina teaches «Applied Foreign Policy Research».

T. Shakleina initiated annual competitions for students’ analytical works. Russian and foreign students willingly participate, get awards and diplomas which they use after they graduate and look for work in various government and private agencies and companies. Students of master programs and post-graduates are invited to take part in research projects conducted by the faculty of the department, and in seminars and conferences.

In 2016 the Department celebrated its first 10 years. Its work and achievements were highly estimated by the Rector of the University and the Foreign Ministry. T. Shakleina was awarded Badge of Merit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Badge of Merit of MGIMO University. In 2017 T. Shakleina’s contribution to the development of education and science was highly appreciated by the Medal «For Sacrificial Service». In 2018 she was awarded a special Diploma in honor of 75th Anniversary of the International Relations Faculty of MGIMO University, and in 2019 MGIMO award in honor of 75th Anniversary of MGIMO University.

Professor Shakleina is well known not only in Russia, but also in many foreign countries. Being a distinguished specialist in American studies, she participated in many American-Russian and multilateral research projects, conducted research at the Georgetown University, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland University; has fruitful academic relations with the University of San Diego (California), Augsburg University (Minneapolis, USA), St. Edward’s University (Austin, USA), St. Mary College (USA); McKenna College (USA); with famous think-tanks like Center for Strategic and International Studies, Hudson Institute, Brookings Institution, CATO Institute, etc. Since 1992 Professor Shakleina has been the member of the International Studies Association (USA), and participates in its conventions annually.

Since 2006 T. Shakleina is included into «Marquis Who’s Who in the World», and since 2007 — into «Dictionary of International Biography» (Cambridge, Great Britain), for achievements in political science.

Professor Shakleina is very active in professional and public activities. She is:

  • Member of the Federal Attestation Committee for PhD and Doctor Dissertations
  • Member of Advisory Board, non-government organization «Academic Educational Forum on International Relations» (Moscow, Russia)
  • Member of Scientific (Dissertation) Boards in international relations, political science, and history: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Member of Editorial Board — «International Trends» — Journal of International Relations Theory and World Politics" (SCOPUS)
  • Member of Editorial Board — Journal «Comparative Politics» (WoS)
  • Member of Editorial Board — Journal «Vestnik RGGU», Russian State University of Humanities (RGGU)
  • Member of Editorial Board — Journal «USA*Canada: politics, economics, culture»
  • Member, International Studies Association (USA)
  • Member, Russian International Studies Association (RISA)
  • Member «Women in International Security (USA)

Professor Shakleina has more than 200 publications in Russian, English, Hungarian, and Greek.

Principal Publications

Monographs

Author

  • Russia and the United States in World Politics. 2nd ed. M.: Aspekt Press, 2017 (1st ed., 2012.
  • Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration: Concepts and Practice. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, 2003.
  • Russia and the United States in New World Order. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, 2002.
  • Belarus in Russian Foreign Policy Strategy. M.: Moscow Public Science Foundation, 2000.
  • Contemporary American Concepts of World Leadership. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, 1999.
  • Russian Foreign Policy Thinking: In Search of National Strategy. M.: Moscow Public Science Foundation, 1997.

Editor and contributor (chapters)

  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2020) Russia and the United States in the 21st Century. Relations of Discontent. M.: Aspekt Press.
  • Torkunov A., Noonan N., Shakleina T. (eds.) (2019) Russia and the United States in the Evolving World Order. 2nd ed. M.: MGIMO University (1st ed. 2018)
  • Megatrends. Evolution of the Contemporary World Order. T. Shakleina, A. Baykov (eds.). 2nd ed. M.: Aspekt Press, 2014 (1st ed. 2014)
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2017) Introduction to Applied Analysis. 2nd ed. M.: Aspekt Press (1st ed. 2014).
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2017) International Institutions in Contemporary World Politics. Situational Analysis. Issue 5. M.: MGIMO University.
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2014) America in the Focus of Russian Scholars. Situational Analyses. Issue 4. M.: MGIMO University.
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2013) New Global Challenges and Threats: Problems of Regime Formation. Situational Analyses. Issue 2. M.: MGIMO.
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2012) Russia in the New Border Space. Situational Analyses. Issue 3. M.: MGIMO.
  • Shakleina T., Bogaturov A. (eds.) (2009) Leadership and Competition in World Politics. Russia and the United States. M., URSS.
  • Shakleina T., Kremenyuk V. (eds.) (2009) Russia and the United States. Problems of Interaction (2001-2008). M., Institute of the USA and Canada.
  • Shakleina T., Kremenyuk V. (eds.) (2007) Problems of Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada.
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2006) The Second Term of the Bush Administration. Old Problems and New Approaches. Moscow: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies.
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2005) Problem of Leadership and Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies.
  • A. Melville, T. Shakleina (eds.) (2005) Russian Foreign Policy in Transition. Concepts and Realities. Anthology. Budapest-New York: Central European University Press.
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2002) Foreign Policy and National Security of Contemporary Russia, 1991-2002. Anthology. 2nd ed. In 4 volumes. M.: MGIMO-ROSSPEN.
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (1999) Foreign Policy and National Security of Contemporary Russia, 1991-1999. Anthology. 1st ed. In 2 volumes, 3 books. M.: Moscow Public Science Foundation, 1999.
  • Shakleina T. (ed.) (2001) Russian-American Relations and Elections in Russia and the United States in 1999-2000. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies.

Member of Editorial Board and Contributor

  • Bogaturov A. (ed.) (2019) Systemic History of International Relations. Again a Divided World. 1980-2018. M.: Uright.
  • Bogaturov A. (ed.) (2006) Systemic History of International Relations (1945-2003). In 4 vol. M.: Academic Educational Forum on International Relations. (Academician E. Tarle Award by the Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Russian Foreign Policy: Doctrines and Alternatives. Reader. Ed. Board: I. Kiss, A. Kortunov, T. Shakleina. Ed. by I. Kiss. Budapest: Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute, 1998 (In Hungarian)

Contributor (collective monographs)

  • Shakleina Tatiana. A Russian Perspective on the Twenty-First Century Challenges / Challenge and Change. Global Threats and the State in Twenty-First Century International Politics. N.C. Noonan, V. Nadkarni, eds. N.Y.: Macmillan, 2016. P. 39-69 (in English)
  • Shakleina Tatiana. Russia in the New Distribution of Power. In: Emerging Powers in a Comparative Perspective. The Political and Economic Rise of the BRIC Countries. Ed. by V. Nadkarni and N. Noonan. N.Y.: Bloomsbury, 2013. P. 163-188 (in English)
  • Conceptualization of the U.S. Policy towards Russia. In: Russian Studies in the United States and Europe in the 21st Century. Ed. by A. Bezborodov. Moscow: PROSPEKT, 2013.
  • Russian-American Relations and Conflicts in European Part of the CIS. In: Economics and Politics in Contemporary International Conflicts. Ed. by A. Bogaturov. M.: MGIMO University, 2008.
  • Perception of Russia in the United States. In: Russia in Contemporary System of Safeguarding Global Stability: Politics and Perception. Ed. by A. Kokoshin. M.: URSS, 2008
  • Russia Between East and West. In: International Relations: From Local Changes to Global Shifts. Ed. by D. Katsy. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg University Press, 2007 (in English).
  • Toward Real World Leadership: George W. Bush Possible Legacy. In: The Second Bush Presidency: Global Perspectives. Ed. by A. Gupta and S. Cherian. Delhi: Dorlong Kindersley (India), 2006 (in English).
  • Foreign Policy Studies: Role and Impact on Decision-Making in the U.S. and Russia. In: International Relations: the Field of Vision and Persistence of Politics. Ed. by D. Katsy. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg University Press, 2006 (in English).
  • Bush Possible Legacy: Toward Real World Leadership (A View from Russia). In.: American Foreign Policy and the World. Ed. by S. Cherian. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006 (in English)
  • Status Quo in International Relations. In: The Second Term of the Bush Administration. Old Problems and New Approaches. Ed. by T. Shakleina. Moscow: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, 2006.
  • Russian Policy toward Military Conflicts in the Former Soviet Union. In: State Building and Military Power in Russia and the New States of Eurasia. Ed. by Bruce Parrott. N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1995 (in English).
  • The Russian Realist School of International Relations. In: New Directions in Russian International Studies. Ed. by A. Umland. Ibidem-Verlag: Stuttgart, 2005. (coauthor, in English)
  • Problems of Strategy for the Bush Administration. In: Problems of Leadership and Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration. Ed. by T. Shakleina. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, 2005.
  • Bush Administration Strategy Before and After the Elections of 2004. In: Russia and the World: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Annual Almanac. M.: Dashkova Moscow Institute of Humanities, 2005.
  • American Policy Toward Russia and Post-Soviet Countries. In.: Problems of Leadership and Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration. Ed. by T. Shakleina. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, 2005.
  • Russia’s Identity in the New Age: Historic Tradition and Present Challenges to Its Foreign Policy. In: Russia and the World: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. State and Society in a Globalizing World. Annual Almanac. M.: Dashkova Moscow Institute of Humanities, 2004.
  • Priorities of American Foreign Policy. In: America in 2000. Ed. by S. Rogov and M. Nossov. M.: «NAUKA» Publishing House, 2002.
  • Priorities of Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration. In: Foreign Policy Strategy of the Republican Administration (2001-2002). Ed. by V. Kremenyuk. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, 2002.
  • «Russia Factor» During Presidential Elections of 2000. In: Russian-American Relations and Elections in Russia and the United States. Ed. by T. Shakleina. M.: Institute of the USA and Canada Studies, 2001.