Dr. Dima Course has completed his PhD dissertation in the Department of Political Science at Bar-Ilan University (Israel). He was awarded Presidential Scholarship to conduct his Dissertation on "Ideological and Political Currents and their Influence on the Design and Implementation of Russian Foreign Policy in the 2000s". Today he is affiliated with ARCDC – Ariel University Research Center for Defense and Communication. His expertise is in Russian foreign and security policies and their correlations with ideology and radical nationalism.