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Neo-Modernity: A New Framework for Political Reality

The Middle Eastern Case Thematically and methodologically, this paper is a continuation of my essay published in Russia in Global Affairs a year ago (Kuznetsov, 2019), as well as several earlier works. This article pursues two goals: first, it seeks to ...

07.07.2020

Russia in the Middle East: “Be with Us — and Remain Yourself”

How to boost Russian soft power in the Middle East Discussions about a country’s soft power are generally triggered by foreign policy crises or an urgent need to renew the institutions responsible for projecting such power. The recent controversy in expert and journalistic circles about ...

03.07.2020

Roundtable on COVID-19 Epidemic: Implications for Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa

... Academic Director, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences On June 17, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an online roundtable discussion on the COVID-19 epidemic and its implications for conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Opening speeches were made by Igor Ivanov, President of Russian International Affairs Council, and Vitaly Naumkin, RIAC Member, RAS Full Member, Academic Director, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences....

18.06.2020

Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire in the making-what does the West want?

Erdogan advances in establishing his Neo-Ottoman Empire. The list is long: after supporting the Muslim Brothers everywhere in the Greater Middle East, equipping Islamist homicide militias from Syria to Libya, he becomes partly responsible for these civil wars and refugee flows, now portrays himself hypocritically as saviors of refugees and human rights, and is silencing the EU through ...

15.06.2020

The Coronavirus and Conflicts in the Middle East

It takes a strong state, suppressing political violence, and a legitimate authority to succeed in combating the consequences of military conflicts in the Middle East during a pandemic The question of the political and socioeconomic consequences the COVID-19 pandemic will have for global development has prompted heated analytical discussions among leading politicians, economists and political scientists....

26.05.2020

Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

... sanctions can cause grave problems for individual companies and projects. The risk of new sanctions stems from a series of political factors: the Ukrainian crisis and conflict in Donbass, the U.S. elections and the alleged meddling, the developments in the Middle East, etc. — Regarding Ukraine, the crisis has noticeably stabilized. However, we should not expect any significant breakthroughs in terms of compliance with the Minsk Agreements in the coming year. The stabilization of the situation in Donbass ...

22.05.2020

Internationalization of Higher Education in the GCC Countries

Governments have begun to pay more attention to the development of human capital to ensure sustainable economic growth Education is an important area of social life, shaping the intellectual and cultural state of society. In the context of globalization, the challenges of time give rise to new trends in it, one of which is internationalization. This process has already swept the whole world, including Arab countries. Some of them, especially the Gulf states, nowadays are actively competing with...

21.05.2020

RIAC and Institut Montaigne Hold Gulf Security Meeting

On May 14, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institut Montaigne (France), held an online expert discussion focusing on the approaches of Russia and France to security in the Persian Gulf On May 14, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institut Montaigne (France), held an online expert discussion focusing on the approaches of Russia and France to security in the Persian Gulf. Opening speeches were made by Andrey Kortunov...

16.05.2020

War, the Economy and Politics in Syria: Broken Links

The latest alarming global events, like the coronavirus pandemic, the oil price crash and the slowdown of world economic growth have eclipsed the armed conflicts in the Middle East, which drop off and flare up from time to time. The temporary disappearance of Syria from front page news and new Russia-Turkey agreements on a ceasefire in Idlib are far from comforting. This is merely a tactical pause that should give serious ...

17.04.2020
 

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