Project: Political and economic dynamics in the countries of Central Asia

Aim of the project — the study of political and economic dynamics in the countries of Central Asia: Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan with the consideration of Russia’s regional interests as well as those of her allies and partners.


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Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

Afghanistan may face famine because of anti-Taliban sanctions
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, RAS Full Member, RIAC Vice-president

The future of Afghanistan after elections: Predictable uncertainty


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Camilla Gironi

MA in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe — Political Science, University of Bologna, Coordinator at Osservatorio Russia, RIAC Intern

Russia’s War on Terror(ism)
Carter Boone

BA in History, Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, MA Student at the University of Helsinki

What Does NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan Mean for Regional Actors?
Michael Lambert

Ph.D. in History of Europe & International Relations, Sorbonne University - INSEAD Business School, (Geo)political scientist working on Sino-European/Russian relations and soft power in the 21st century

Power without Soft Power: China’s Outreach to Central Asia

Scientific Consultants

Irina Zviagelskaya

Doctor of History, Head of Center for the Middle East Studies of the IMEMO, Professor of the Oriental Studies Department of the MGIMO University, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studiesof the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC Member

Andrey Kazantsev

Doctor of Political Science, Director of the Analytical Centre of Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University

Elena Kuzmina

PhD in Political Science, head of the post-Soviet countries’ economic development section at the Institute of Economics, RAS

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