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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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Russia’s diplomatic play in southern Syria

What is happening in and around southern Syria can serve as a good example to understand what Russian diplomacy is and what its capacities are. 

June 06, 2018

Russian energy diplomacy a springboard to economic stability

Amid unpredictability in the global energy market, Russia is seeking to bolster its share in the international oil and gas sectors to secure cash flow, as its financial budget was affected when oil prices dropped below $30 per barrel.

May 28, 2018

The significance of the upcoming Iraqi elections

Campaigning began on Saturday ahead of the Iraqi parliamentary elections, which will be held on May 12. Some 7,000 candidates have registered to stand and will compete for 329 parliamentary seats. But how will the elections affect Iraq’s relations with its Arab neighbors?

April 18, 2018

US rhetoric pushing Russia and China closer together

Sino-Russian relations have been historically quite close, as the countries have shared the same vision of the need for multipolarity and diversity while looking to counter US dominance.

April 04, 2018

Chances of a US-Russia confrontation set for a significant increase

The recent series of firings and appointments in the American administration have come quicker than expected.

March 27, 2018