Russia and the Middle East
- To form in students a comprehensive understanding of the main stages of the formation and development of relations between Russia and the countries of MENA region and stable knowledge of the history of relations between Russia and MENA countries.
- To instill in students the skills of analyzing social, political, religious and economic relations between Russia and MEAN countries based on sources and research literature.
- To acquaint students with the main sources and research on the history of the formation and development of relations between Russia and MENA countries.
- Able to conduct research activities, including analyzing problems, setting goals and objectives, identifying the object and subject of research, choosing the method and methods of research, as well as assessing its quality.
- Knows how to distinguish between general and specific in the formation and political development of relations between Russia and MENA countries.
- Knows the general principles and patterns of development of relations between Russia and MENA countries.
- Section 1. USSR and Russia in the Middle East: from messianism to pragmatism
- Section 2. The policy of Russia and the USSR on the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East
- Section 3. Russia and Arab countries: old 'friends' and new partners
- Section 4. Russia and Iran: ‘marriage of convenience’
- Section 5. Russia and Turkey: results and years of real pragmatism
- Reviewer Grade
- ExamExam is realized in the written form, composed of 20-25 test questions of different type (open questions, questions with choice of variant etc). Time limit for exam – 30 minutes. Examination test might be set both at LMS and in a written form at offline classes.
- 2021/2022 3rd module
- 2021/2022 4th module0.4 * Exam + 0.3 * Report + 0.3 * Reviewer Grade
- Nikolay Kozhanov. (2021). Russia’s Relations with the GCC and Iran. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Vasil, ev, A. M. V. aut. (2018). Russia’s Middle East policy from Lenin to Putin Alexey Vasiliev.
- Political Narratives in the Middle East and North Africa Conceptions of Order and Perceptions of Instability edited by Wolfgang Mühlberger, Toni Alaranta. (2020).
- Robert H. Donaldson, & Vidya Nadkarni. (2019). The Foreign Policy of Russia : Changing Systems, Enduring Interests: Vol. Sixth edition. Routledge.
- Rumer, E. B. (2017). Russian Foreign Policy Beyond Putin. Routledge.
- Trenin, D. V. . V. (DE-588)114738327, (DE-627)543648303, (DE-576)175880190, aut. (2018). What is Russia up to in the Middle East? Dmitri Trenin.