Vitaly Naumkin

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Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member.

RIAC member.

Graduated from the Institute of Oriental Languages of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU).

RAS Corresponding Member. Doctor of Sciences (History), professor.

Researcher at the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies for many years. In 2009, was appointed its director.

Professor of MSU, chair of the Faculty of Global Politics.

Actively involved in the peace settlement process in Tajikistan and around Nagorny Karabakh.

Since 2005, Russian representative in the High Level Group established to bridge the gap in understanding between Western and Eastern civilizations.

President of the Moscow International Centre for Strategic and Political Studies, member of the Scientific Council of the RF Security Council.

Member of the British Society for Middle Eastern studies.

Editor-in-chief of the Vostok-ORIENS journal.

Author of many monographs and academic articles.

Academic focus: evolution of contemporary Islamic movements, ethnography of South Arabia, conflicts in the CIS countries.

Analytical articles

 

Member Comments

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11 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Middle East-2016
202
9 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Diplomatic and military victories play key role in settling Syrian crisis
285
9 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Two Parallel Talks on Syria Settlement Might Be Held in Astana
813
2 December 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

'Identity Crisis': New Balance of Power Emerges in Middle East
170
1 November 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Analyst says Russian air strikes in Syria cause 70% slump in militants’ oil trafficking
769
28 October 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Chinese capital Syria will have no chance to rebuild
249
11 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

What's next for Syria?
182
9 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia may use Alloush’s participation in Syria peace talks as bargaining chip
231
30 September 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Broad coalition against Islamic State hardly possible now
186
20 August 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow's revolving door of Arab monarchs, Syrian opposition
157
4 June 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia mulls strategy to solve Syrian conflict
194
26 April 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

The Kremlin's unexpected decisions
198
21 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow prepares for meeting of Syrian leaders
791
14 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Are there any prospects for Moscow-Libya cooperation?
268
8 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia and the Kurds
171
2 December 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

In latest peace plans for Syria, Assad can stay
198
1 December 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia's Middle East policy after the G-20 summit
191
24 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

US-Russia cooperation needed in IS fight
181
9 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

How US airstrikes are affecting Moscow's Syria policy
195
1 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow backs fight against IS... to an extent
156
12 September 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia fears the eastward spread of 'jihadist cancer'
272
9 September 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia focuses on eliminating Middle East terrorist threat
180
29 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia keeps eye on Islamic State
213
20 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

I do believe that we can overcome our disagreements over the Ukrainian crisis
176
13 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia, Egypt draw closer
156
25 July 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow treads lightly in Gaza
201
15 July 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

The future of Afghanistan after elections: Predictable uncertainty
195
24 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Putin brings China into Middle East strategy
180
3 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia, Turkey agree on Gulen
139
24 April 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Ethnicity and Violence in the Modern World: the Case of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
188
22 April 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia-US crisis may soon spread to Near East
235
13 March 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia manages Turkey, Crimean Tatars in Ukraine

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