Past eventInvitation Only

Russia, the Middle East, and Political Islam: Internal and External Challenges

13 May 2009 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Chatham House, London


Alexander Pikayev, Institute of World Economy and International Relations
Roland Dannreuther, University of Edinburgh
Ruslan Kurbanov, Oriental Institute, Moscow
Domitilla Sagramoso, King's College, London



The seminar will examine both Russia's external relations with the countries of the Middle East, and the evolving role of Islam within the Russian Federation itself, with a particular focus on the North Caucasus.

Alexander Pikayev is a leading specialist on the Iranian nuclear question but will also address other aspects of Russian policy towards the Middle East. Ruslan Kurbanov is a specialist on the dynamics of radicalisation in the North Caucasus and will also discuss more general challenges facing Muslims in Russia.

Attendance at this event is strictly by invitation only.