The Taliban Afghanistan: Between Radicals and Pragmatists

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov discuss whether the Taliban are ready to stop terrorist attacks by international jihadists and ensure the security in Central Asia and Russia

Russian policy in the Middle East: Rebalancing

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov on the Russian Middle East policy reform

Russia on the eve of a collapse in Libya

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov on urgent anti-crisis measures that Moscow should take on Libya

Best frenemies: Russia and Turkey

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov on relations between Moscow and Ankara: their positive prospects and areas of potential conflict

Russian operation goes ‘offshore’ in Syria

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semenov describe how Moscow is trying to support the armed opposition without weakening al-Assad

Russia without Assad

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semyonov discuss the objectives of an anti-Damascus information campaign and look at possible changes among the Syrian power elite

Russia is returning to Libya, with or without Haftar

Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semenov on how Russia introduced PMCs to Libya and is trying to maintain a certain balance of power in the country

Why Russia Holds Back on Supplying S-300 Systems to Syria

Long-promised deliveries of Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria have still not happened. Why not?

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