Ivan Bocharov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History. He holds the position of Program Assistant at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Ivan Bocharov is responsible for managing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programs and projects. He is author and co-author of 4 monographs, several policy papers and reports, and many research and analytical articles on the MENA. His research interests include political and economic processes in the MENA.