Centre for Global and Strategic Studies

Head of the Centre

FITUNI LEONID LEONIDOVICHCorresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on African Problems, Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Journal of the Institute for African Studies".
РИНЦ AuthorID: 462164
IstinaResearcherID: 710046
ResearcherID: C-5901-2016
Scopus AuthorID: 56968215500
ORCID: 0000-0001-5416-6709

• International economic relations of the developing countries
• Globalization and development problems


• Problems of globalization and regionalization in the world economy and international economic relations. Global problems of our time and Africa. Global changes and the concept of sustainable development.
• New Bipolarity and New Imperialism. Global imperial reconstruction. Changes in the global balance of power. External coercion, economic aggression and economic wars. Developmental problems. Africa in a new world order and balance of power.
• Geoeconomic and geopolitical competition in Africa. Mass movement management and social construction in Africa. Strategic communications and Africa.
• International security system. Ways to prevent and resolve international and internal conflicts. Combating international terrorism and countering extremism.
• National security of Russia and Africa. Problems of information security and sovereignty of African countries. Media addiction systems. Information aggression.
• National interests and strategy of Russia in the world and in Africa. Fundamental and applied issues of Russian-African relations. Russian business in Africa.


    BEKKIN RENAT IRIKOVICH Leading Researcher - Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 271766
      • Islamic economy
      • Islamic finance
      • Muslim law

    GOROKHOV STANISLAV ANATOLIEVICH Leading Researcher - Doctor of Geography, Professor
    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 301805
    IstinaResearcherID: 11087972
    ResearcherID: S-7991-2017
    Scopus AuthorID: 55905234500
    ORCID: 0000-0001-9984-6054
      • Religions and new ideologies as factors of international relations
      • Economic and political aspects of migration processes in Africa
      • Human geography of Africa

    SHAROVA ANNA YURIEVNA Senior Researcher - Ph.D.
    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 914760
    ResearcherID: B-3022-2018
    Scopus Author ID: 57189250225
    ORCID: 0000-0003-4439-9028
      • Energy-demographic situation in the Arab countries of Asia
      • International cooperation in the power industry of the Arab countries of Asia

    ZAKHAROV IVAN ANDREEVICHSenior Researcher, PhD (Geography)
    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 223081
    IstinaResearcherID: 63846124
    Researcher ID: S-8006-2017
    Scopus AuthorID: 57201618977
    ORCID: 0000-0003-3838-169X
      • Spatial development of religions in Africa
      • Religious competition
      • Inter-communal conflicts
      • The role of Christian churches in the socio-economic and political development of African countries

    PIN RSCI AuthorID: 1036494
      • Development of economic infrastructure in African countries
      • Applied issues of Russian-African economic cooperation

      • deputy. chapters. editor of the journal "Scientific Notes of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 1154090
      • African migration in China
      • Cross-border migration in Africa
      • Religious identity in the contemporary world

    ORCID: 0000-0001-8329-0549
      • international relations, India-Africa relations
      • great powers on the African continent

    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 1174040


        KULAKOVA POLINA OLEGOVNA Junior Researcher
        ORCID: 0000-0002-2224-6138
          • Africa in the system of international relations
          • humanitarian cooperation, peacekeeping issues in Africa

        MITINA VARVARA KIRILLOVNA Junior Researcher
        ORCID: 0000-0002-5933-6452
          • North African construction sector
          • ecological development of North Africa

        SAENKO ALEXEY NIKOLAEVICH junior researcher

          VASILIEV VITALY VALENTINOVICH junior researcher
          SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 1038365


          • Africa: Colonizers’ Unpaid Debt / ed. By I. Abramova. – Moscow: Institute for African Studies of the RAS, 2023. – 122 p.
          • Abramova I.O., Fituni L.L. Contemporary Issues in African Studies and Socio-Economic Development: Selected Articles and Academic Papers (2012–2022) – Moscow: Institute for African Studies of the RAS, 2022. – 480 p.
          • Agafoshin M.M. From «the Fertile Crescent» to «the Dangerous Island»: Arab Migration into European Countries. – Moscow: Inst. for African Studies, RAS, 2023. – 222 p.
          • Africa: Sanctions, Elites and Sovereign Development. – Moscow: Institute for African Studies of the RAS, 2021. – 368 p.
          • Transformations of Global Confessional Geospace: The Phenomenon of “Parallel” Societies in the System of International Political Relations / L.A. Andreeva, S.A. Gorokhov, R.V. Dmitriev et al. – St. Petersburg: Vladimir Dal’ Publ., 2021. – 549 p.
          • Fituni L.L. Terrorist Financing in Africa under the New Normality of a Post-Pandemic World // New Frontiers of Terrorism in Africa: Proceedings of Colloquium, Glen Segell, Sergey Kostelyanets, Hussein Solomon (eds), Haifa: University of Haifa, 2021. pp. 64–73
          • Zakharov I.A. Geodraphy of Religions: Transformation of the African Religious Landscape: Monograph / Foreword – prof. L. Fituni – Moscow: Inst. for African Studies, RAS, 2020. – 148 p.
          • Bekkin R.I. People of reliable loyalty… Muftiates and the State in Modern Russia. Stockholm: Södertörn University, 2020. 406 p.
          • The Concept of Traditional Islam in Modern Islamic Discourse in Russia / Ed. by Renat Bekkin. Sarajevo: Center for Advanced Studies, 2020.
          • Zakharov I.A., Gorokhov S.A. Integration and disintegration effects of the transformation of the confessional space of Africa // in: Civilizational alternatives of Africa. Vol. III. –Moscow: Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2020. P. 43–63.
          • Агафошин М.М., Горохов С.А., Дмитриев Р.В., Лобжанидзе А.А., Заяц Д.В. Agafoshin M.M., Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev R.V., Lobzhanidze A.A., Zayats D.V. Geography of the population with the basics of demography: a tutorial. – Moscow: UNITY-DANA, 2020. 83 p.

          • Abramova I.O., Sharova A.Yu. Geostrategic risks in the transition to green technologies (on the example of Africa) // Geology of ore deposits. 2023. Vol. 65, No. 5. pp. 428-443. DOI
          • Gorokhov S.A., Agafoshin M.M., Dmitriev R.V. Migration crisis in the East Africa region // Vostok (Oriens). 2023. No. 1. pp. 50-62.DOI
          • Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev R.V., Zakharov I.A. Christianity, Islam and Traditional Religions: Cyclical Interaction in Africa // Tomsk State University Journal. 2023. No. 486. pp. 124–136. DOI
          • Dmitriev R.V., Shuper V.A. Axiomatic foundation of central place theory: Revision from the standpoint of the Russian school // Regional Research of Russia. 2023. Vol. 13, no. 4. P. 751–757. DOI
          • Agafoshin M.M., Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev, R.V. Spatial transformation of the migration system during the crisis // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Earth Sciences. Vol. 68, No. 1. pp. 29– DOI
          • Abramova I.O., Fituni L.L. Ways to increase the effectiveness of Russia's African strategy in the conditions of the crisis of the existing world order // Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2022. Vol. 92, No. 9. pp. 837– DOI
          • Fituni L., Abramova I. Developing Countries in the New Equation of the Post-Crisis World Order. // World Eсonomy and International Relations. 2022. Vol. 66, No. 11, pp. 5– DOI
          • Fituni L.L. Text and Meanings: Introduction to the Hermeneutics of the New World Order// Journal of the Institute for African Studies. 2022. No. 2(59). pp. 5–16. DOI
          • Bekkin R.I., Shnyrkova A.S. Islamic Tourism in Africa. // MGIMO Review of International Relations. 2022. Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 230–248. DOI
          • Zakharov I.A. The expansion of Pentecostalism in Africa // Asia and Africa today. No.12. pp. 77–84. DOI
          • Zakharov I.A. State Regulation of the Activities of Faith-Based Organizations in African Countries in the Late 20th – Early 21st Centuries: Macro-Regional Tendencies // Istoriya. Vol. 13. Issue 6(116). DOI
          • Aleshin K.A., Sugakov G.K. The New Contours of the Russia ‒ Africa Partnership: The Economic, Political, Cultural-Humanitarian and Youth Dimensions. // Lomonosov World Politics Journal. 2022. Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 192– DOI
          • Agafoshin M.M., Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev R.V. Refugees from Syria and Iraq in Sweden: Resettlement during the migration crisis // Baltic Region. 2022. Vol. 14, no. 4. pp. 98–112. DOI
          • Andreev N.D. Migration policy of Senegal within the framework of ECOWAS // Voprosy Istorii. 2022. No. 11-2. pp. 144–151. DOI
          • Mitina V.K. Development of Smart Cities in North Africa. // Outlines of global transformations: politics, economics, law. 2022. Vol.15, No. 4. pp. 23–40. DOI
          • Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev R.V., Agafoshin M.M. Religion and the state: types of relations in the market of religions // Politeia. 2022. No. 3. pp. 65–79. DOI
          • Fituni L.L. Religion, elites and sanctions in northeast Africa: Regional impacts of superpower messianism // Politics and Religion Journal. 2021. Vol. 15, No. 1. P. 27–48.
          • Zakharov I.A., Dmitriev R.V. African Focus of the Global Sanctions Policy: Historical Stages // Vostok (Oriens). No 6. pp.143–156. DOI
          • Баринов А.К., Сугаков Г.К., Алешин К.А. Россия и Африка в современном мире: новые вызовы и перспективы сотрудничества // Азия и Африка сегодня. 2021. № 3. С. 71–77. DOI
          • Barinov A.K, Sharova A.Yu. Infrastructure development in Africa (East African Transport) // Asia and Africa today. 2021. No 7. pp. 38–46.
          • Zakharov I.A., Dmitriev R.V. Communal Conflicts in the Context of the Religious Landscape Transformation (Case Study of Nigeria) // Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seria 5, Geografia. 2021. No 5. pp. 149–160. DOI
          • Fituni L.L., Abramova I.O. Political Theory of Decolonization: Essentials of Modern Reading. // Polis. Political Studies. 2020. No. 6. pp. 26–40. DOI
          • Fituni L., Abramova I. Developing Countries in the Political Economy of the Post-Coronavirus World. // World Eсonomy and International Relations. 2020. Vol. 64, No. 9. pp. 5–14. DOI
          • Sharova A.Yu. Investment in the Electricity Sector of Africa and Its Role in Overcoming the Continent’s Energy Poverty. // Outlines of global transformations: politics, economics, law. 2020. Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 181–197. DOI
          • Abramova I.O., Fituni L.L. The new strategy of Russia in the African direction // Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Vol. 90. No. 11. pp. 1067–1076.
          • Abramova I.O. Coronavirus in Africa: Socio-Economic and Political Consequences // Outlines of global transformations: politics, economics, law. 2020. Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 38–56.
          • Abramova I.O., Fituni L.L. Russia’s new strategy on Africa // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2020. Vol. 90. No. 6. P. 688–696.
          • Dmitriev R.V., Gorokhov S.A., Zakharov I.A. Spatial Expansion of Islamic Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin: Current Situation and Prospective Directions // Filosofia Theoretica. 2020. Vol. 9, No. 1. P. 47–61. DOI