20 Years of Leading Analysis

Petr Topychkanov

Associate
Nonproliferation Program
Moscow Center
Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
 

Education

PhD, MA, Moscow State University
BA, Institute of Practical Oriental Studies 

Languages

English; Hindi; Russian; Urdu

Contact Information

 

Petr Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program. 

Previously, he served in the Russian Armed Forces (2003–2004) and worked in the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (2002–2003). He has been a member of the editorial board of the Nuclear Club Journal (Moscow) since 2009. He has taught courses on the modern history of South Asian countries at Moscow State University’s Institute of Asian and African Studies (2006–2009), the Institute of Practical Oriental Studies (2005–2011), and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities (2006–2011).

Topychkanov earned his doctorate in history from the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Moscow State University in 2009. In 2007, he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship as a PhD student.

  • Eurasia Outlook July 24, 2014
    The New Indian Authorities Know Russia Firsthand

    Narendra Modi’s and his associates’ foreign policy experience will guide them toward a balanced policy in which Russia will play one of the key roles.

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  • Op-Ed Russia Direct July 17, 2014 中文
    Why Territorial Disputes in Asia-Pacific Should Worry Russia

    An important obstacle to the escalation of tensions in the Asia-Pacific region is the position of third-party countries, including Russia, which is interested in developing relations with China and also its neighbors.

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  • Op-Ed Russia Direct June 13, 2014
    Russia and U.S. Will Try to Win Over India. Good Luck!

    With Prime Minister Narendra Modi coming to power in India, both Russia and the United States are hopeful that they can influence the new foreign policy agenda in India.

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  • Eurasia Outlook June 6, 2014 Русский
    Can Russia Sell Arms to Both India and Pakistan?

    The launch of military-technological cooperation between Russia and Pakistan, in addition to the long-existing ties with India, would provide balance to Moscow’s relations with New Delhi and Islamabad.

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  • Eurasia Outlook May 23, 2014
    What Does Narendra Modi’s Victory Mean for Moscow?

    The BJP’s election victory has changed India’s political landscape. Russia has close ties with the BJP, but serious steps are needed to elevate Russian-Indian relations to a new level.

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  • Article May 22, 2014 Русский
    A Russian Strategy for Afghanistan After the Coalition Troop Withdrawal

    Russia should not treat the post-2014 situation in Afghanistan as a potential disaster for its security in the south. Nevertheless, the coalition withdrawal from Afghanistan will force Russia to take more responsibility for regional security.

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  • Paper May 20, 2014
    Russia and Pakistan: Shared Challenges and Common Opportunities

    Threats from South Asia challenge Russia’s security. Moscow needs a new approach to the region that prioritizes better relations with Islamabad.

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  • Eurasia Outlook April 18, 2014
    Will the Indian Ballot Solve the Country’s Economic Problems?

    The Indian parliamentary election is in full swing. The name of the future prime minister and the party he will represent are not all that important. It is far more important to the voters that the new government be efficient and professional.

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  • Eurasia Outlook April 8, 2014
    India The Abstainer

    The challenges New Delhi faces inside the country and along its borders do not allow it to fully support the Russian annexation of Crimea, since this would create a precedent that can be used against India’s own territorial integrity. However, India could not denounce Russia either, because it acted similarly four decades ago.

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  • Eurasia Outlook March 24, 2014
    MH370 Challenge for Asia-Pacific Security

    Two weeks search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane was an example of both impressive regional cooperation and discouraging limits of such cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

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  • Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center July 5, 2011 Русский
    20 Years Without the Berlin Wall: A Breakthrough to Freedom

    Enormous societal and political shifts 20 years ago opened prospects for a new, united Europe. Despite Russia’s role in this peaceful departure from totalitarianism, the country’s course in the subsequent two decades was not so straightforward. While the demolition of the Berlin Wall is no guarantee of success, democratic transformations are a necessary precondition.

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  • ABC’s RN Drive September 16, 2013
    Draft Resolution on Syria’s Chemical Weapons Underway

    If the joint efforts of the United States and Russia in Syria are to succeed, they must attain a ceasefire between Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces and the opposition, and discover and destroy all chemical weapons in Syria.

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  • RFI's World News Explained September 5, 2013
    Putin Says He Wants Concrete Proof Before Deciding on Syria

    Although Putin’s statements have been seen as flexible rhetoric, Russia’s policy toward Syria has not changed.

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  • Musharraf
    Voice of Russia's Morning Show April 22, 2013
    Former Pakistan President Could Face Treason Charges

    The arrest of Pervez Musharraf is a momentous event for Pakistan, since his conviction would deprive the country’s military establishment of impunity it has long enjoyed.

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  • Voice of Russia March 8, 2013
    Kerry's Tour as US Secretary of State: Prospects of US Foreign Policy

    The United States will probably continue to limit its presence in global affairs because Barack Obama is committed to a more moderate U.S. role in foreign affairs.

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  • Voice of Russia June 28, 2012
    Nuclear Five in Washington Discuss Nonproliferation

    Nuclear nonproliferation will only be successful if the Nuclear Five, especially the United States and Russia, set an example for the rest of the world by fulfilling their pledges to pursue disarmament.

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  • Voice of Russia February 28, 2012
    9 People Killed in a Suicide Attack in Eastern Afghanistan

    Reports that NATO troops burned copies of the Koran in Afghanistan help boost the Taliban’s recruitment efforts and can be used to support the Taliban’s attempts to portray conflict in Afghanistan as religious rather than political.

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  • Voice of Russia's Inside View February 20, 2012
    Western and Arab Officials Call on Moscow to Take a Clear Stance to Put an End to Bloodshed in Syria

    Russia lacks the resources for dealing with the situation in Syria and, despite its current support of the Bashar al-Assad government, will likely lose influence in the country regardless of the future political situation.

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  • Voice of Russia's Inside View January 24, 2012
    The European Union Slapped an Embargo on Iranian Oil Supplies

    The European Union’s embargo on Iranian oil supplies is unlikely to be effective in forcing Iran to restart negotiations on its on-going nuclear program.

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  • Voice of Russia's Inside View January 13, 2012
    Iran’s Nuclear Program

    While Iran has the right to develop nuclear energy, the international community has reason to worry that Iran’s nuclear program is developing technologies that would enable Tehran to build nuclear weapons.

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  • Pyotr Topychkanov
    Voice of Russia January 12, 2012
    Fourth Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed in Car Blast

    Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, department supervisor at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, was killed in a car bomb explosion in Tehran that Iranian officials have already accused both the United States and Israel in playing a part in.

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