Boris DOLGOV

A senior fellow at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science

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Meeting Between Putin and King Abdullah II

The talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Abdullah II of Jordan that took place in Moscow on 24 November have become an important factor in the deteriorating international situation in the Middle East. The two...

Russia’s Policy Towards Arab World

In early August Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made a trip to Qatar. It was not an ordinary visit. In a short space of time he met Emir of the State of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Foreign Minister of Qatar Khalid bin...

Saudi Arabia and Russia: new contacts

The upcoming visit to Russia by the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, could signify a milestone in the expanding relationship between the two countries. Relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia go back almost 90 years....

Russia, Saudi Arabia: New Turn in Relationship

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (born 31 December 1935), the King of Saudi Arabia, has accepted President Vladimir Putin's invitation to visit Russia, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman said on...

Egypt - Сonfrontation with Radical Islamism

...It can be assumed that terrorist attacks against Egypt by the Islamic State (IS) have been prompted by the Egyptian leadership’s policy on rapprochement with Russia, including military-technical cooperation, which was...

In the Heat of Battle against Islamic State

...According to some reports, the US plans to strike the Syrian oil infrastructure captured by Islamists to prevent illegal export bringing in up to $2 million daily. Any unbiased person can see that the strikes will be aimed at...