MPP alum Khlebnikov presenting to ASMEA conference, Wash DC

Assessing Russia’s Middle East Policy after the Arab Spring: Prospects and Limitations
(Alexey Khlebnikov, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod)

Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference
The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On
October 19 - 21, 2017 ׀ Washington, D.C. ׀ Key Bridge Marriott Hotel

Alexey Khlebnikov (MPP 2014) is a Ph.D. candidate at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod and a Middle East expert at Russian International Affairs Council. He graduated with both a BA and MA in International Relations focusing on the Middle East. His research interests include great powers’ foreign policies in the Middle East, their impact on the regional stability, theories of revolution and insurgency.

Alexey was a 2012-14 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellow at the Humphrey School. He arrived at the HHH  in 2012 having most recently worked as a consultant for the Executive Office of the Russian President in Nizhni Novgorod. He was previously the assistant to the Foreign Languages Chair in the International Relations department at Nizhni Novgorod State University. He earned his master and bachelor degrees in International Relations from the Lobachevsky State University of Nizni Novgorod in Russia. His area of interest and research is Middle Eastern politics and great power policies towards this region. During his studies, Mr. Khlebnikov interned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Consulate Department, and made several research stays and internships in the Middle East (Syria, Israel, Egypt).
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