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Vladimir Avatkov

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Vladimir Avatkov is the director of the Center of the Oriental Studies and a lecturer at Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO University). He is also an associate professor at Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

10.08.2016

Erdogan's visit to Russia is not a challenge to the West

Erdogan's visit to Russia is not a challenge to the West

The West might be questioning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to St. Petersburg. Yet it should be seen in a broader context, as a pragmatic attempt to bring stability to the Middle East and resolve the Syrian crisis

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18.07.2016

Making sense of the very strange coup attempt in Turkey

Making sense of the very strange coup attempt in Turkey

There are still many unanswered questions about what actually happened in Turkey on July 16. The only thing that is clear is that the current government has been strengthened, not weakened, by the coup attempt

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28.11.2015

How Turkish downing of Russian jet fuels Middle East tensions

How Turkish downing of Russian jet fuels Middle East tensions

Regardless of Russia's response to Turkey’s downing of the Russian bomber, it will not make the region or the world any safer

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23.07.2013

The Kremlin and the Caliphate in the Arab-Muslim world

The Kremlin and the Caliphate in the Arab-Muslim world

Countries that were politically destabilized by the Arab Spring have become the new focus for the redistribution of spheres of influence in the region. What role will Russia play?

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