Vladimir Sotnikov is International Affairs expert at the Institute of the World Economy and Foreign Relations and the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).
The Middle East was one of the most turbulent regions in the world in 2014. Here are the major events in the Middle East that impacted global security and created missed opportunities for U.S.-Russia cooperation in 2014Read more
In what now appears to be an increasingly likely scenario, the Islamic State and Taliban may unite in their efforts to bring radical jihadism to Central Asia, the North Caucasus and TurkeyRead more
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s visit to Azerbaijan is further evidence that Russia is trying to increase its influence and block Western ambitions in the Caspian regionRead more
The Ukrainian crisis has been detracting from the potential of U.S.-Russia collaboration in fighting ISIS. However, now there are some signs that Russia and the West might find common groundRead more