Holds a Ph.D. degree in History. In 1977, graduated from the Military Institute (now Military University) in Moscow. 1983–1993 – Senior Lecturer at the Military Institute.
1973–1993 – served in the Soviet and Russian army. 1978–1983 – Liaison Officer in the external relations branch of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (Potsdam). From 1985 to 1991 was a Member of the delegation at the Geneva talks on nuclear and space weapons.
1993 г. – Senior Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College. 1993–1997 – Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 1993–1994 – Visiting Professor at Free University of Brussels. From 1994 to 2008 – Head of the Scientific Council, Lead Researcher and Chairman of the Foreign and Security Policy program of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
From 2008 to 2022, he was the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
Currently Research Professor at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the HSE University. Lead Researcher at the Section for Non-Proliferation and Arms Limitation of the Center for International Security, IMEMO RAS.
He is a Member of Russia’s Council on Defense and Foreign Policy (CDFP) and Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). From 2002 to 2022 Dr. Dmitri Trenin was PIR Center Advisory Board Member as well. Since 2022 holds the position of PIR Center Executive Board Member.
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