Contemporary Trends in The Middle East and Central Asia

Nikolai Y. Surkov – Ph.D. in Political Affairs, Senior Researcher of the Middle East Studies Sector of the National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations. E.M. Primakova (IMEMO) RAS. 117, Profsoyuznaya St., Moscow, 117997. E-mail:
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DOI 10.24833/2071-8160-2018-6-63-325-333 (Read the article in PDF)

Book Review: I. Zvyaglskaya Middle East and Central Asia: Global trends in regional execution. Moscow: “Aspect Press”, 2018. 224 p. (In Russian)

“Middle East and Central Asia: Global trends in regional execution” is an analysis of the main trends in the development of international relations, political regimes, societies, identities in two significant regions of Russia for the world. The author managed not only to list the main trends, but also to show their interrelation, and also to give a forecast regarding their further influence. The publication addresses such important issues as the fate of statehood, the difficulties of protecting sovereignty, the role of traditionalism in the modern East, the origins of terrorism and extremism.

Key words: Middle East, Central Asia, Arab Spring, terrorism, extremism, statehood, sovereignty, identity, hybrid conflict, hybrid regime, traditionalism.

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