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Maria Dubovikova
Maria Dubovikova

Maria Dubovikova is a prominent political commentator, researcher and expert on Middle East affairs. She is president of the Moscow-based International Middle Eastern Studies Club (IMESClub), expert of Valdai Club and RIAC (Russian International Affairs Council). Twitter: @politblogme

Why the identity of ‘Louvre attacker’ shouldn’t be important

“Louvre terror suspect identified as 29-year-old Egyptian tourist” claim media headlines. For people, it is not surprising the suspect is a Muslim and originated from an Arab country. And...

Counting down to Doomsday with Donald Trump

The withdrawal of the US from international organizations no longer seems unrealistic...

Saudi-Russia relations in the emerging new world order

Following the launch of the ambitious Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has started a new chapter in its history, turning itself from a US dependent indecisive closed shadow-country, to the mighty power of...

Dubious leaks, true problems

How to prevent any possibility of warming ties between Washington and Moscow? The intelligence services of the United States could give you the perfect answer. Make “Russia hacked America”...

The complicated process of breaking down the Syria talks

The best New Year present put under the fir-tree was the unanimously voted resolution of the UN Security Council in support of the efforts made by Turkey and Russia to end violence and finally launch...

The coming turbulence of 2017

We have been through another bloody year that was marked by several significant shifts and quakes in international relations ...

Ambassador’s murder: Roots of the tragedy

The dramatic events point to a destructive phase in Turkey, the region, and the world...

Palmyra and Aleppo, bloody new chapters in the Syrian war

The dramatic story of the Syrian conflict does not end with the fall of Aleppo...