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Vitaly Naumkin

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Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He holds the positions of: Editor-in-Chief, Vostok (ORIENS) journal (since 1998); Member, Science Council, Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Security Council; President, non-profit NGO Center for Strategic and Political Studies (since 1991); a Goodwill Ambassador for the Alliance of Civilizations by the UN Secretary General (since 2007). Professor Naumkin has lectured at many universities in the United States, Europe, the Arab world and Asia. In 2003 he was visiting professor at the Political Science Department of the University of California, Berkeley.

10.07.2014

The future of Afghanistan after elections: Predictable uncertainty

The future of Afghanistan after elections: Predictable uncertainty

The election of Ashraf Ghani as the next Afghan president will be welcomed by the U.S. He may also be able to cooperate effectively with Moscow. Yet his professionalism won't decrease the high level of uncertainty in the country

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18.06.2014

Will the US strike again in Iraq?

Will the US strike again in Iraq?

Vitaly Naumkin of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) shares his thoughts about the dangerously unstable situation in Iraq

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26.11.2013

Is the Iran nuclear deal a game changer in the Middle East?

Is the Iran nuclear deal a game changer in the Middle East?

In a best-case scenario, the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran could lead to nuclear disarmament and relative stability in the Middle East. Yet, critics continue to worry the deal might result in a deeper mistrust between Iran and the West

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01.11.2013

Why Obama needs to keep an eye on Saudi Arabia

Why Obama needs to keep an eye on Saudi Arabia

The situation in the Middle East just became even less predictable now that Saudi Arabia and Iran are changing how they perceive their relationships with the U.S.

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