Vitaly Naumkin

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Academic Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, RAS Full Member.

RIAC Vice-President, RIAC member.

Graduated from the Institute of Oriental Languages of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU).

Doctor of Sciences (History), professor.

Researcher at the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies for many years. In 2009, was appointed its director.

Professor of MSU, chair of the Faculty of Global Politics.

Actively involved in the peace settlement process in Tajikistan and around Nagorny Karabakh.

Since 2005, Russian representative in the High Level Group established to bridge the gap in understanding between Western and Eastern civilizations.

President of the Moscow International Centre for Strategic and Political Studies, member of the Scientific Council of the RF Security Council.

Member of the British Society for Middle Eastern studies.

Editor-in-chief of the Vostok-ORIENS journal.

Author of many monographs and academic articles.

Academic focus: evolution of contemporary Islamic movements, ethnography of South Arabia, conflicts in the CIS countries.

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4270
28 December 2020
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Vasily Kuznetsov

PhD in History, Director, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC Member

Non-state actors in the Middle East: towards a new typology
3062
8 October 2020
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Will the Fire of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict Spread to the Middle East?
748
17 February 2020
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Vasily Kuznetsov

PhD in History, Director, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC Member

A New Security Architecture for the Middle East?
649
15 December 2019
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Don’t Let START Stop
5601
17 October 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

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

The Middle East: Birth Pains of a New World Order?
3959
7 June 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Moscow has long urged for organizing a top-level meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Russia
5485
1 February 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Syrian National Dialogue Congress as a Unique Event of Russian Peacekeeping
4005
25 December 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Pandora's Box of Federalization
4177
11 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Middle East-2016
1592
9 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Diplomatic and military victories play key role in settling Syrian crisis
2687
9 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Two Parallel Talks on Syria Settlement Might Be Held in Astana
3711
2 December 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

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

'Identity Crisis': New Balance of Power Emerges in Middle East
1862
1 November 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Analyst says Russian air strikes in Syria cause 70% slump in militants’ oil trafficking
2602
28 October 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Chinese capital Syria will have no chance to rebuild
2250
11 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

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

What's next for Syria?
1998
9 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia may use Alloush’s participation in Syria peace talks as bargaining chip
2080
30 September 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Broad coalition against Islamic State hardly possible now
2694
20 August 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Moscow's revolving door of Arab monarchs, Syrian opposition
1257
4 June 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia mulls strategy to solve Syrian conflict
3491
26 April 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

The Kremlin's unexpected decisions
1260
21 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Moscow prepares for meeting of Syrian leaders
2968
14 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Are there any prospects for Moscow-Libya cooperation?
2445
8 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia and the Kurds
1233
2 December 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

In latest peace plans for Syria, Assad can stay
1982
1 December 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia's Middle East policy after the G-20 summit
2388
24 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

US-Russia cooperation needed in IS fight
1435
9 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

How US airstrikes are affecting Moscow's Syria policy
1446
1 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Moscow backs fight against IS... to an extent
1923
12 September 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia fears the eastward spread of 'jihadist cancer'
2258
9 September 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia focuses on eliminating Middle East terrorist threat
1918
29 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia keeps eye on Islamic State
2242
20 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

I do believe that we can overcome our disagreements over the Ukrainian crisis
1469
13 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia, Egypt draw closer
1865
25 July 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Moscow treads lightly in Gaza
2404
15 July 2014
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
1732
24 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Putin brings China into Middle East strategy
1244
3 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia, Turkey agree on Gulen
3215
24 April 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Ethnicity and Violence in the Modern World: the Case of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
1499
22 April 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia-US crisis may soon spread to Near East
2637
13 March 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

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

Russia manages Turkey, Crimean Tatars in Ukraine

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
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     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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