Vitaly Naumkin

Russia, Iraq and the Kurds face challenges

After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime it seemed as if Iraq was forced out of the zone of Russia's…

Iraq and the Situation in the Middle East

Iraq has become yet another burning trouble spot in the Middle East that weighs on everyone and is a threat…

Political Islam in the Middle East

Can ideology and pragmatism walk hand in hand, as was at one time claimed by the Muslim Brotherhood, or would…

Syria: Difficult choices

At present we are witnessing an escalation of tension around the Syrian conflict, but Syria itself hasn't got much to…

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