Deputy Director of the Institute for African Studies of the RAS, Head of the Center for Global and Strategic Studies of the Institute, corresponding member of the RAS, Dr. Sc. (Economics), Professor. Member of the scientific Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Author of more than 280 scientific publications, including: “Islam, Global Governance and the New World Order” (co-authored), “Africa and Russia’s National Interests” (co-authored), “Africa: Resource Wars of the 21st Century”, “The Economics of International Terrorism”, “International Capital Flows in a Globalized World, Financial Monitoring” (textbook), “Shadow Circulation and Capital Flight”, “Will We Overcome Hunger? Key Problem of the Developing Countries”, etc. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Notes of the Institute for African Studies and of the Global and Strategic Studies series. Member of the editorial boards of the journals Asia and Africa Today, Journal of Financial Crime, Journal of Money Laundering Control, etc. Deputy Chairman of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund’s Expert Council on Global Issues and International Relations. President of the Moscow Independent Documentation Center for Freedom, Democracy and the Rule of Law.