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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).

Twitter: @politblogme

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To understand Russia, start by listening to it

What is Russian strategy? And where is it headed? The lack of clear answers to these questions sparks the paranoia and phobias that dominate Western relations with Russia.

August 01, 2018

Trump swims against Western tide at summit with Putin

After three decades during which the international community has been governed by the consequences of the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of half a century of global conflict between the communist and capitalist camps, it seems a new world order is emerging.

July 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s talented artists can change perceptions worldwide

Saudi Arabia is working hard to change the world’s perception of the Kingdom. Such a task is hard, taking into account decades of being one of the most closed countries in the world.

July 18, 2018

With UN toothless, who can prevent global catastrophe?

Attending the press conference given by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Moscow last week, I did not expect that anything would surprise or reassure me about the troubled future the organization faces. I was not let down. 

June 28, 2018