Search: Extremists (3 materials)

Anti-government extremist organizations in Syria

A brief overview of the main groups and their leaders A brief overview of the main groups and their leaders. The authors described extremist organisations on multiple parameters, such as history, social base and numbers, activity region, leaders, ideology, financing, enemies and allies, stance on the Syrian ceasefire. Project page:


RIAC Hosts Presentation of Valdai Club Paper “Islamic State: Alternative Statehood?”

On November 24, 2015, RIAC and International Discussion Club Valdai presented analytical brief “ Islamic State: Alternative Statehood? ” described to the invited members of academia and media by its author Vasily Kuznetsov, PhD in History, Head of Center for Arabic and Islamic Research at RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, who analyzed the ISIS project and its potential in view of settling key MENA problems. Opening remarks were made by RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev and Valdai...


Political Extremist Groups and Islamic Movements in the Middle East and North Africa

... to an increase in the activities of radical elements, whose actions take on a regional character, aggravating long-standing problems, including the Arab–Israeli confrontation. All this prompts the need for a comprehensive analysis of the actions of extremists since this will allow us, first, to identify the origins of crisis phenomenon, and second, to predict further developments in the region more accurately. Project page:


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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