Alexei D. Voskressenski is the Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences at MGIMO. He completed his study of Chinese studies at the Lomonosov University in Moscow. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Manchester and the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Moscow. He is the author of several monographs and articles, and has edited numerous anthologies. His latest publication deals with policy in the Far East (The East and Politics: Political Systems, Political Cultures, Political Process, Aspect Press, 2011). Since 2010 he is also program director of German Studies Russia.