Vitaly Naumkin

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RIAC Vice-President. President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sc., Professor.Graduated from the Institute of Oriental Languages, Moscow State University.

For a long time he has been engaged in scientific activities at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2009-2015, he was a Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies.

Professor of Moscow State University, Head of the Department of Regional Studies, Faculty of World Politics.

He was active in public activities for the peaceful settlement of conflicts in Tajikistan and Nagorno-Karabakh.

In 2005-2007 he represented Russia in the High Level Group — United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, created to overcome mutual misunderstandings between Western and Eastern civilizations.

From 2016 until now – senior political advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria.

Member of the Scientific Committee for the Arabic Language under the UAE Ministry of Culture. Member of the Scientific Council, Valdai International Discussion Club.

Member of the Scientific Council under the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

Editor-in-Chief, Vostok-ORIENS Journal. Consultant Editor, Journal of Islamic Studies, Oxford.

Author of more than 600 publications.

Research interests: history and current situation in the Middle East; international relationships; Islamic studies; ethnography of South Arabia; conflictology.

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Member Comments

1691
7 April 2021
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Vasily Kuznetsov

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

The Middle East in Search for Lost Awakening
6184
28 December 2020
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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
3945
8 October 2020
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Will the Fire of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict Spread to the Middle East?
1479
17 February 2020
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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?
1185
15 December 2019
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Don’t Let START Stop
6080
17 October 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The Middle East: Birth Pains of a New World Order?
4548
7 June 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Moscow has long urged for organizing a top-level meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Russia
6203
1 February 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Syrian National Dialogue Congress as a Unique Event of Russian Peacekeeping
4614
25 December 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Pandora's Box of Federalization
5023
11 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Middle East-2016
1953
9 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Diplomatic and military victories play key role in settling Syrian crisis
3153
9 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Two Parallel Talks on Syria Settlement Might Be Held in Astana
4119
2 December 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

'Identity Crisis': New Balance of Power Emerges in Middle East
2196
1 November 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Analyst says Russian air strikes in Syria cause 70% slump in militants’ oil trafficking
2968
28 October 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Chinese capital Syria will have no chance to rebuild
2707
11 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

What's next for Syria?
2455
9 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia may use Alloush’s participation in Syria peace talks as bargaining chip
2422
30 September 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Broad coalition against Islamic State hardly possible now
3219
20 August 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Moscow's revolving door of Arab monarchs, Syrian opposition
1527
4 June 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia mulls strategy to solve Syrian conflict
4118
26 April 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The Kremlin's unexpected decisions
1527
21 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Moscow prepares for meeting of Syrian leaders
3312
14 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Are there any prospects for Moscow-Libya cooperation?
3543
8 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia and the Kurds
1467
2 December 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

In latest peace plans for Syria, Assad can stay
2408
1 December 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia's Middle East policy after the G-20 summit
2877
24 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

US-Russia cooperation needed in IS fight
1728
9 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

How US airstrikes are affecting Moscow's Syria policy
1738
1 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Moscow backs fight against IS... to an extent
2295
12 September 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia fears the eastward spread of 'jihadist cancer'
2674
9 September 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia focuses on eliminating Middle East terrorist threat
2271
29 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia keeps eye on Islamic State
2635
20 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

I do believe that we can overcome our disagreements over the Ukrainian crisis
1795
13 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia, Egypt draw closer
2245
25 July 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Moscow treads lightly in Gaza
3403
15 July 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The future of Afghanistan after elections: Predictable uncertainty
1989
24 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Putin brings China into Middle East strategy
1490
3 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia, Turkey agree on Gulen
5083
24 April 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Ethnicity and Violence in the Modern World: the Case of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
1812
22 April 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia-US crisis may soon spread to Near East
3175
13 March 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

RIAC Vice-President, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia manages Turkey, Crimean Tatars in Ukraine

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