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Maria Dubovikova

Maria Dubovikova is a political commentator and researcher and an expert on Middle East affairs. She is President of the IMESClub (International Middle Eastern Studies Club).

28 December 2018 11:50 AM

Is Russia supporting Sudan’s role in solving the Syrian crisis?

On December 16, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir paid a surprise visit to Syria and held a meeting with Bashar al-Assad. It was the first visit for any Arab leader to the war-torn country since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011.

25 December 2018 09:12 PM

Telescoping 2019: More troubles, fewer breakthroughs

The situation in the Middle East will throw up more challenges in 2019.

19 December 2018 12:56 AM

Mega-trends 2018: Reduced influence of international organizations

The year 2018 is coming to an end. It is time to recall all that has happened as that would foreshadow all that is in the offing in 2019. It is not an easy task to make predictions, irrespective of the methods of analysis used, as incidents and developments in general are becoming quite unpredictable.

05 December 2018 08:28 PM

Beyond oil: Saudi-Russia cooperation enters new realm of possibilities

Saudi Arabia is an important partner for Russia considering it is one of the dominant countries in the region.