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

626
7 June 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Moscow has long urged for organizing a top-level meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Russia
3238
1 February 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Syrian National Dialogue Congress as a Unique Event of Russian Peacekeeping
2239
25 December 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Pandora's Box of Federalization
1578
11 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Middle East-2016
688
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
1219
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
2151
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
878
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
1434
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
933
11 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

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

What's next for Syria?
644
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
784
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
1071
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
488
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
1399
26 April 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

The Kremlin's unexpected decisions
603
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
1926
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?
1054
8 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia and the Kurds
548
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
815
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
964
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
591
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
619
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
804
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'
999
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
924
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
1097
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
659
13 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia, Egypt draw closer
672
25 July 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Moscow treads lightly in Gaza
951
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
830
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
570
3 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia, Turkey agree on Gulen
636
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
656
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
1074
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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