Center for Advanced American Studies

Center for Advanced American Studies (CAAS) founded in January 2021.

MGIMO University has a long-standing tradition of the American studies dating back to the late 1940s. In the aftermath of WWII, it studied the history of the United States with the special emphasis on the history of the American working class. Throughout the 1960-1970s, the focus shifted to the study of political history, state institutions, ideology, racial relations in America, and the role of particular statesmen in the policy-making process in the U.S. Comprehensive study of America’s political ideology and the Cold War in the 1980s and early 1990s gave way to new study areas in the 2000s. Professors Alexey D. Bogaturov, Eduard Ya. Batalov, Mark A. Khrustalev, and Tatiana A. Shakleina took to the studies of the American foreign policy in the new world order to the new level – both in terms of theory and its practical application.

Until now, however, MGIMO University has not had a separate academic center focused on the American studies. Having accumulated MGIMO’s best expertise on the U.S., CAAS draws on the experience and wisdom of the university’s tradition and seeks to explore new research fields.

CAAS currently focuses on the study of the following subject areas: the impact of American domestic politics on its foreign policy, America’s regional policies including the U.S.-Russia relations, the return of great power competition, and its manifestation in new technological and physical domains.


Maxim Suchkov Maxim Suchkov

Ph.D. in Political Science