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RIAC Presents the Results of its Work on Middle East and African Vectors at Russian MFA

On November 14, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Nataliya Zaiser, RIAC Expert, Chair of the Board, Africa Business Initiative, had a meeting with Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, and Oleg Ozerov, Deputy Director of the Africa Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia On November 14, 2019, Andrey Kortunov,...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... the current security agenda, European experts generally do not see Moscow making any significant contribution to the future of the MENA In 2016-2019 an international consortium of think tanks and universities from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa carried out a large-scale research project “Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Mapping Geopolitical Shifts, Regional Order and Domestic Transformations”. One of the final results of the project was the report “Imagining ...


Russia’s Policy in a Dynamic Africa: Searching for a Strategy

While Russia’s Policy in Africa may very well have produced certain results, there is no discernible strategy behind it The topic of Russia returning to Africa has been brought up with increasing regularity over the past 15 years. The tense of the verb is important here: Russia ...


Hassan Sheikh Mohamud: The time has come for Africans to start doing business amongst themselves

... years. Having been one of the few Somali intellectuals to remain in the country throughout the entire civil war, Mr. Mohamud’s victory was not based on clan politics, but rather on respect for his work in civil society and education. Reputed on the African continent for resolving often dangerous clan disputes, Mr. Mohamud is now the chairman of Somalia’s largest political aggregation party, the Union for Peace and Development Party, which has the majority in both chambers of parliament. In an ...


RIAC — RUSI Seminar in London Discusses Russia and UK Policies in Africa

... cycle, four seminars will be held focusing on topical issues for Russia and the United Kingdom. On September 4, 2019, in London, RUSI headquarters hosted the first seminar of the new cycle. It focused on the analysis of Russia’s and the UK policies in Africa. The participants of the seminar discussed political, economic, and military interests of Russia and the United Kingdom in African countries, analyzed the effects of the soft power performed by Russia and the United Kingdom on the African continent,...


What Russia Can Offer Africa

Experts agree that a new “battle for Africa” is currently unfolding. What Russia needs, however, is not a fight, but rather fruitful cooperation with all interested parties Russia is back to Africa. This is a fait accompli, a new and significant trend of Russia’s foreign policy over ...


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