Speaker Profile

Gabuev Alexander

Job TitleSenior Associate

Company NameCarnegie Moscow Center


Alexander Gabuev is a senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and Southeast Asia, political and ideological trends in China, and China’s relations with its neighbors—especially those in Central Asia.
Prior to joining Carnegie, Gabuev was a member of the editorial board of Kommersant publishing house and served as deputy editor in chief of Kommersant-Vlast, one of Russia’s most influential newsweeklies. Gabuev started his career at Kommersant in 2007 working as a senior diplomatic reporter, as a member of then president Dmitry Medvedev’s press corps, and as deputy foreign editor for Kommersant. His reporting covered Russia’s relations with Asian powers and the connection between Russian business interests and foreign policy.

Gabuev has previously worked as a nonresident visiting research fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and taught courses on Chinese energy policy and political culture at Moscow State University.
Gabuev is a Munich Young Leader of Munich International Security Conference and a member of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (Russia).


About Carnegie Moscow Center


The Carnegie Moscow Center was established as a subdivision of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington, DC) and started its activities in 1994. Beyond the Moscow center, the Carnegie Endowment maintains offices in Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels, making it the world’s first global think tank.Carnegie Moscow Center is the number one think tank in Central and Eastern Europe, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index. It is a recognized leader in nonpartisan political analysis of key issues in domestic and foreign policy, international relations, international security, and the economy; its team of experts is enhanced by cooperation with the Carnegie Endowment’s Russia and Eurasia Program in Washington, DC. Carnegie Moscow Center’s events—roundtables, presentations, seminars, and conferences—draw participants from across the Russian political spectrum and from Moscow’s media and diplomatic communities.






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