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Samuel Ramani

Samuel Ramani is a DPhil candidate in International Relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford specializing in post-1991 Russian foreign policy. He is a geopolitical analyst and commentator, who contributes regularly to the Washington Post, Huffington Post, National Interest magazine and Russian International Affairs Council. His work has also been featured in the Moscow Times, Jerusalem Post, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Hudson Institute and Al Monitor. In addition to his journalistic writing, Samuel has provided expert commentary on international security issues for major media outlets, like CNN, Al Jazeera, Reuters, AFP and Le Monde.

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Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
July 11, 2017
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
Under President Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has shown a willingness to increase defense ties with Moscow.
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
A Closer Look at Iran and North Korea's Missile Cooperation
May 13, 2017
A Closer Look at Iran and North Korea's Missile Cooperation
How Iran and North Korea cooperate in their twin quests to develop better missiles.
A Closer Look at Iran and North Korea's Missile Cooperation
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
May 09, 2017
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
A shared willingness to embrace the Taliban, plus suspicions about the U.S. role, bring Moscow and Islamabad together.
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
Why Did North Korea Just Threaten Israel?
May 03, 2017
Why Did North Korea Just Threaten Israel?
The recent spat stems from decades of bad blood during the Cold War.
Why Did North Korea Just Threaten Israel?
What’s Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea?
April 27, 2017
What’s Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea?
Russia and China have different rationales, but both are alarmed by the United States' confrontational approach toward North Korea.
What’s Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea?
Russia's Love Affair With North Korea
February 13, 2017
Russia's Love Affair With North Korea
The logic behind Moscow's economic outreach to Pyongyang.
Russia's Love Affair With North Korea
The Growing Russia-Philippines Partnership
January 07, 2017
The Growing Russia-Philippines Partnership
Moscow and Manila are pursuing closer economic and security ties.
The Growing Russia-Philippines Partnership
Russia and the Taliban: A Closer Look
December 29, 2016
Russia and the Taliban: A Closer Look
Why is Putin reaching out to the Afghan Taliban?
Russia and the Taliban: A Closer Look
What Does Kazakhstan Have at Stake in Syria?
December 24, 2016
What Does Kazakhstan Have at Stake in Syria?
Why Kazakhstan is eager to act as a moderator in the next round of Syria talks.
What Does Kazakhstan Have at Stake in Syria?
The Turkey-Uzbekistan Rapprochement
December 21, 2016
The Turkey-Uzbekistan Rapprochement
Under Uzbekistan's new president, ties with Turkey may be poised for a thaw.
The Turkey-Uzbekistan Rapprochement
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