Master of Arts, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1985.
Fellow Library. Parliament, Budapest, 1972-1977. Research fellow Hungarian Institute for Foreign Relations, 1978-1981. Reader Eötvös University, 1981-1986.
Professor University Political Sciences, 1986-1989. Director historian Institute for Strategies and Defense Studies, since 1992.
Member Association for Dissemination of Science Information (president since 1994), Hungarian Foreign Policy Association (member presidency since 1994).
Married Viktoria Nemes. 3 children, Ferenc, Levente, Zoltán.