Vasily Kuznetsov


Algerian city employees install Algerian flags and President Abdelaziz Bouteflika posters on the streets ahead of the parliamentary election in Algiers, Algeria, April 26, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina)

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Russia keeping a close eye on Algeria

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

Algeria’s new legislature, facing tough economic times domestically, needs to make gains in foreign policy to regain citizens’ trust — something Russia might be able to facilitate.

Can Russia, West cooperate on Libya?

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

Moscow sees an opportunity to engage with Europe to help solve Libya’s crisis, and the US president seems ready and willing to stay out of it.

What is Russia’s thinking on Libya?

Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

In its effort to pursue national security interests in the Middle East, Russia is increasingly involved in the conflict in Libya.

Moscow offers stage for Palestinian talks

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | Vasily Kuznetsov, Contributor

All parties involved in Palestinian-Israeli peace talks must put long-term achievements ahead of immediate gains if the problems are ever to be solved — starting with reconciliation among Palestinian factions.

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Vasily Kuznetsov, Ph.D. is the head of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Associate Professor at the Faculty of World Politics of the Moscow State University.

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