About Yury Barmin

Yury Barmin is a risk consultant whose work focuses on issues related to the Middle East and Russia’s positioning there. He is an Expert at the Russian International Affairs Council, covering the Middle East and North Africa and Moscow’s policy towards the region as well as the conflict in Syria. Mr Barmin holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge; his dissertation looked into the failed Arab Spring protests in Bahrain and Kuwait. He is interested in the politics of the Gulf and the ties that exist between Russia’s North Caucasus and the GCC monarchies.
3 Aug, 2017

Russia in Libya: From Authoritarian Stability to Consensus Settlement

Yury Barmin | 03 August 2017 | TR

With the conflict in Libya proving to be hard to resolve through U.N. mediation, outside powers, including Russia, see an opportunity to facilitate the settlement of the crisis and serve their own interests by doing so.
Russia in Libya: From Authoritarian Stability to Consensus Settlement2020-08-10T18:13:56+03:00
24 Feb, 2017

The Politics of Oil: How Russia Pursues Its Energy Dream in the Middle East

Yury Barmin | 24 February 2017 | AR | TR

Against the backdrop of instability in the global energy industry, Moscow is seeking to consolidate its share of the oil and gas markets as well as ensure that its revenue stream from the oil trade does not thin out.
The Politics of Oil: How Russia Pursues Its Energy Dream in the Middle East2020-08-10T18:13:24+03:00
23 Jan, 2017

From Ideology to Pragmatism: How Putin Changed Russia’s Focus in the Middle East

Yury Barmin | 23 January 2017

The success of the Russian military in Syria against all odds has reignited the debate as to what guides Vladimir Putin in the Middle East and whether Syria is only a harbinger of its ambitions.
From Ideology to Pragmatism: How Putin Changed Russia’s Focus in the Middle East2021-06-10T15:26:56+03:00
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