Vitaly Naumkin

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President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member.

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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312
17 February 2020
Vasily Kuznetsov

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

Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

A New Security Architecture for the Middle East?
374
15 December 2019
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Don’t Let START Stop
5352
17 October 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

The Middle East: Birth Pains of a New World Order?
3405
7 June 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow has long urged for organizing a top-level meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Russia
4984
1 February 2018
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Syrian National Dialogue Congress as a Unique Event of Russian Peacekeeping
3611
25 December 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Pandora's Box of Federalization
3568
11 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Middle East-2016
1399
9 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Diplomatic and military victories play key role in settling Syrian crisis
2376
9 January 2017
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Two Parallel Talks on Syria Settlement Might Be Held in Astana
3452
2 December 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

'Identity Crisis': New Balance of Power Emerges in Middle East
1674
1 November 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Analyst says Russian air strikes in Syria cause 70% slump in militants’ oil trafficking
2344
28 October 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Chinese capital Syria will have no chance to rebuild
1996
11 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

What's next for Syria?
1701
9 February 2016
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia may use Alloush’s participation in Syria peace talks as bargaining chip
1887
30 September 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Broad coalition against Islamic State hardly possible now
2303
20 August 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow's revolving door of Arab monarchs, Syrian opposition
1110
4 June 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia mulls strategy to solve Syrian conflict
2942
26 April 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

The Kremlin's unexpected decisions
1116
21 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow prepares for meeting of Syrian leaders
2771
14 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Are there any prospects for Moscow-Libya cooperation?
2115
8 January 2015
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia and the Kurds
1094
2 December 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

In latest peace plans for Syria, Assad can stay
1735
1 December 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia's Middle East policy after the G-20 summit
2074
24 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

US-Russia cooperation needed in IS fight
1245
9 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

How US airstrikes are affecting Moscow's Syria policy
1297
1 October 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow backs fight against IS... to an extent
1675
12 September 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia fears the eastward spread of 'jihadist cancer'
1949
9 September 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia focuses on eliminating Middle East terrorist threat
1685
29 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia keeps eye on Islamic State
1970
20 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

I do believe that we can overcome our disagreements over the Ukrainian crisis
1276
13 August 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia, Egypt draw closer
1618
25 July 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Moscow treads lightly in Gaza
2117
15 July 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

The future of Afghanistan after elections: Predictable uncertainty
1587
24 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Putin brings China into Middle East strategy
1124
3 June 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia, Turkey agree on Gulen
2388
24 April 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Ethnicity and Violence in the Modern World: the Case of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
1363
22 April 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia-US crisis may soon spread to Near East
2310
13 March 2014
Vitaly Naumkin

President of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Russia manages Turkey, Crimean Tatars in Ukraine

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