The Middle East after Trump’s Syria Strike: Shifts, Expectations, and Uncertainty

The Middle East after Trump’s Syria Strike: Shifts, Expectations, and Uncertainty

Yuri Teper

Yuri Teper

Dr. Yuri Teper is an ISF postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he pursues a research on the formation of local identities in ethno-Russian regions of the Russian Federation and their affect on the all-Russian politics. In 2014\2015 Yuri was a visiting scholar at Department of Russian and East-European Studies at School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester, UK. His PhD dissertation was titled "Nationalism and Political Culture in Symbols and Myths in Putin’s Russia: 1999-2010". Yuri specializes in the issues of Russian nationalism and nation-building, ethnic conflicts, political mobilization, the Russian political system and its effects on Russia's foreign policy.
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BY YURI TEPER Kind words and noble aspirations are keenly appreciated in the Middle East, but in a region where compromise is mostly seen as a sign of weakness and not of goodwill, only might is truly respected. Therefore, the…

Russia’s Security Dilemma: To Fight the Islamic State in Syria or Not?

Russia’s Security Dilemma: To Fight the Islamic State in Syria or Not?

Rahim Rahimov
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Rahim Rahimov

Rahim Rahimov is an independent political analyst focusing on Russia and post-soviet space with interests in conflicts, foreign policies and economic and political integration projects. Rahim is also a contributing analyst for The Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor. He holds an MA in International Relations from Hult International Business School in London, UK and a BA from the Baku State University, Azerbaijan. He speaks English, Russian, Arabic, Turkish and Azerbaijani. On Twitter as @r_rahimov.
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BY RAHIM RAHIMOV Armed incidents, the number of victims of violence, and the death toll connected with extremism have risen in Russia’s troubled republic of Chechnya in 2016 compared to 2015. And 2017 started with a large counterterrorism operation by…

Russia’s Оther Pipeline: Migration and Radicalization in the North Caucasus

Russia’s Оther Pipeline: Migration and Radicalization in the North Caucasus

Denis Sokolov

Denis Sokolov

Denis Sokolov is an expert on the North Caucasus, focusing on the region’s informal economy, land disputes, and institutional foundations of military conflicts. He is a senior research fellow at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), research director at the Center for Social and Economic Research of Regions (RAMCOM), and a former George F. Kennan Expert at the Kennan Institute.
Denis Sokolov

By Denis Sokolov Today there are more than 2,000 fighters from Russia on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq fighting on behalf of the Islamic State. Russian is estimated to be the second most common language spoken by all foreign…

The Beginning of the End of Russia’s Estrangement from the West

The Beginning of the End of Russia’s Estrangement from the West

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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Perceived threat from Russia has been a recurring theme in Western thinking in the past two years, at least. But Russia’s standing with the West has been changing with mind-boggling speed over the past few days. The coordinated strikes in…