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Yury Barmin

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Yury Barmin is a strategic risk consultant based in Moscow. He holds an MPhil Degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. His interests include Russian foreign policy and the politics of the Gulf. Follow him on Twitter at @yurybarmin.

23.01.2015

What the death of Saudi Arabia’s king means for Russia

What the death of Saudi Arabia’s king means for Russia

Although global oil prices briefly spiked after the death of King Abdullah due to market uncertainty, Saudi Arabia has given all signals that there will be no major changes in the country’s strategy at home and abroad

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16.12.2014

Does Putin's visit to India complete Russia’s energy pivot to Asia?

Does Putin's visit to India complete Russia’s energy pivot to Asia?

Russia’s strategy of an energy pivot to Asia now includes a number of oil, gas and nuclear deals with India. In 2014, Russia has now signed huge oil and gas deals with China, India and Turkey - but will they be enough to prop up Russia’s economy?

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05.12.2014

Moscow I could be the blockbuster sequel to Geneva II

Moscow I could be the blockbuster sequel to Geneva II

After negotiations in Geneva earlier this year failed to bring about a peaceful end to the conflict in Syria, there are now signs that Russia may be launching a new round of peace talks that will take place in Moscow

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13.11.2014

How Russia can contribute to an Iranian nuclear deal

How Russia can contribute to an Iranian nuclear deal

As the P5+1 and Iran prepare to meet in Vienna to negotiate a nuclear deal, the key player in the negotiations process is likely to be Russia

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10.09.2014

Is Russia's Chechnya next for ISIS?

Is Russia's Chechnya next for ISIS?

A new YouTube video threatening the expansion of the Islamic Caliphate to the North Caucasus has induced much speculation about the threat posed by radical Islamists within Russia

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04.09.2014

The vicious circle between Russia and NATO is about to get more vicious

The vicious circle between Russia and NATO is about to get more vicious

Russia and NATO appear to be locked in a vicious circle, in which the Kremlin counters each NATO attempt to expand eastward toward Russia with a military or political move of its own

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19.12.2013

Putin’s Christmas Surprise: The Khodorkovsky Pardon

Putin’s Christmas Surprise: The Khodorkovsky Pardon

President Putin’s pardon of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, announced at his annual press conference, could improve Russia’s investment climate and lead to goodwill ahead of the Sochi Olympics

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13.12.2013

Russia is no longer a superpower, and Putin's OK with that

Russia is no longer a superpower, and Putin's OK with that

In his annual end-of-year speech at the Kremlin, president Vladimir Putin reiterated his emphasis on Russia’s current foreign policy direction, with Eurasian integration still a top priority

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13.11.2013

Russia’s foreign policy: Total success or utter failure?

Russia’s foreign policy: Total success or utter failure?

Just how much of a success was Syria for Russia? Has Russia’s opening to the Asia-Pacific region signed a new era in its foreign policy? Experts discuss Russia’s recent moves in the global arena

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15.10.2013

Syrian peace talks: The case for and against Iran

Syrian peace talks: The case for and against Iran

With Iran being among the major stakeholders in Syria, debates continue over the country's potential role in the settlement of the Syrian crisis

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04.10.2013

Failed Russian coup: 20 years later

Failed Russian coup: 20 years later

Russians are still eager to discuss the nation’s 1993 constitutional crisis, but these events remain relatively forgotten in the U.S.

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