Leonid M. Issaev

About Leonid M. Issaev

Leonid M. Issaev earned his PhD in 2014 from the Institute for African Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is currently a senior lecturer at the Department for Political Science at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. He is the Deputy Chair of the Laboratory for Sociopolitical Destabilization Risk Monitoring at the National Research University Higher School of Economics and senior research fellow at the Institute for African Studies at the Center for Civilization and Regional Studies, which is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Political Sciences Association (RPSA) and the Russian Sociological Society. He is also an expert on the Middle East and Northern Africa at the “Valdai” Club and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Together with Askar Akayev, Andrey Korotaev and Sergey Malkov, he is a manager at the Russian Academy of Sciences program “The Mathematical Modeling of Global and Regional Dynamics Within the Context of the Modernization of Science and Education”. He teaches courses in Islamic political philosophy and political systems and political processes in the Arab world.
26 Mar, 2021

Russia and the Gulf: The Revamping of Diplomacy

Leonid M. Issaev | 26 March 2021 | TR | AR

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to the Gulf fell during a period of trials between the new United States administration and the GCC countries, primarily Saudi Arabia. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's “golden age” came to an end when former President Donald Trump stepped down and was replaced by Democrat Joseph Biden
Russia and the Gulf: The Revamping of Diplomacy2021-04-19T13:53:24+03:00
17 Feb, 2021

Russia’s “Return” to the Middle East and the Arab Uprisings

Leonid M. Issaev | 17 February 2021 | TR | AR

The onset of the Arab uprisings in 2011 marked the beginning of not only a new order in the Middle East, but also the start of Russia’s “return” to the Middle East. Russia would increasingly position itself as one of the key actors which the new regional order would depend on. Researchers
Russia’s “Return” to the Middle East and the Arab Uprisings2021-03-12T14:50:43+03:00
5 Nov, 2020

“Frozen” Federalism: Territorial Remake and Civil War in Yemen

Leonid M. Issaev Andrei Zakharov | 05 November 2020

The Republic of Yemen, the current borders of which were carved in 1990, was the embodiment of the aspiration of two formerly existing Yemeni states, the Northern and the Southern, for political unity with the preservation of regional specificity. Nevertheless, the Civil War in 1994
“Frozen” Federalism: Territorial Remake and Civil War in Yemen2020-11-20T15:15:06+03:00
25 Oct, 2018

Challenge Dialogue: What Links Russia and Saudi Arabia

Leonid M. Issaev | 25 October 2018 | TR | AR

Russia’s relations with Saudi Arabia throughout its modern history were difficult and ambiguous. The interaction between these countries involves a history of ups and downs, severe conflicts and sharp warmings, which can largely be explained by the constantly changing role and place of each country in the world in general and in the Middle East in particular.
Challenge Dialogue: What Links Russia and Saudi Arabia2020-08-10T19:33:21+03:00
13 Jun, 2017

Can Russia Reach a Consensus on Syria with Trump?

Leonid M. Issaev | 13 June 2017

Despite the fact that there was no more convenient interlocutor for negotiations than John Kerry, the victory of Donald Trump in the American presidential elections gave the Russian leadership hope for an improvement in Russian-American relations in general and reaching a compromise on Syria in particular.
Can Russia Reach a Consensus on Syria with Trump?2020-08-10T18:02:50+03:00
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