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Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy is a Moscow-based political analyst and writer. With strong experience of working and studying in Russia, as well as several counties of the Arabian Gulf, he has an in-depth understanding of political and economic trends in those regions. His writings have been featured in the Diplomat, Jerusalem Post, Foreign Policy Association and others. Dmitriy is an alumnus of Georgetown University SFS. Follow me on: Twitter: Facebook:

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September 1, 2016

Despite low oil prices and record budget deficits of $318bn, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are set to continue moderate economic expansion with economic diversification efforts further securing their long-term growth perspectives…

May 22, 2016

The international sanctions against Russia combined with low energy prices put a heavy toll on the country’s economy. By various estimates, Russia has lost $170bn due to the sanctions alone and $400bn because of shrinking oil and gas revenues…

March 18, 2016

Russian military involvement in Syria and the recent agreement with the Syrian government to maintain permanent military bases brings back the Cold War memories when roughly 8000 thousand Soviet soldiers were permanently stationed in Syria. Meanwhile…

March 16, 2016

Saudi Arabia relations with the United States are facing one of the worst crises in their 70-year history. The United States’ decision to opt out from supporting Riyadh in Yemen, Syria and now Lebanon has left the Kingdom alone and without…

March 2, 2016

The Russian military success in Syria is pushing the conservative circles of the Arabian Gulf to the negotiating table with Moscow. The Gulf nations could no longer afford to be let out, hoping that in the post-conflict Syria their interests will be…

January 18, 2016

The visit of HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al –Thani to Moscow and meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin may become a baseline for the new chapter for bilateral partnership. Despite political differences, both Moscow and Doha…

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