Alexey Ilin, BA in International Relations (Altai State University, 2012), MA in International Affairs (Texas A&M University, 2015). Fulbright scholar in 2013-2015. Currently works as a staff intern with the Kennan Institute of Wilson Center. Areas of interest include international security, grand strategy, Russia-U.S relations, the Middle East, and international law. Publishedin New Eastern Europe, Circus Bazaar, The Conversation and The Washington Post.