Senior associate Carnegie Moscow Center
Alexander Baunov is a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.
Before joining Carnegie, Baunov spent five years working as a senior editor at the independent news website Slon.ru (now Republic.ru). Baunov has written on a wide variety of international and domestic topics, including modern Russian ideology, Russian foreign policy, Russia’s place in the modern world, Ukraine, the European economic crisis, the Arab Spring, and the 2011–2012 Moscow protests.
Baunov turned to reporting after five years of service at the Russian Foreign Ministry, during which time he spent a number of years posted in Athens.
Baunov is the author of WikiLeaks: Backdoor Diplomacy (Moscow, 2011).