Centre for North African and African Horn Studies

Head of the Centre

Alexander TKACHENKO, Ph.D. (Econ.), Member of the RAS Scientific Council for the Problems of Africa

    • Economy of the Arab countries
    • Russia, Africa and the Muslim World
    • Reforms in a transitional society.

Phone (495) 695-62-22

The main fields of the Centre's Studies:

• Comprehensive studies of the economic and sociopolitical development of the countries of North Africa and the Horn of Africa in the context of Russia's national interests.
• The countries of North Africa and the Horn of Africa in global economic and sociopolitical processes; the role of information technology.
• Contemporary problems of Islamic civilisation and its place in the global civilisational process; the role of Islamic civilisation in shaping the modern world order.
• Institutional reforms in the countries of North Africa and the Horn of Africa in the 21st century.
• Demographic problems and urbanisation processes in the Middle East and North Africa.
• The role of Arab countries in the global energy economy; the formation of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East and North Africa.
• Regional conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.
• The political culture of the ruling elites in the countries of North Africa and the Horn of Africa.

The Centre's Research Fellows:

Yuriy KOBISHCHANOV, Dr Sc. (Hist.), Principal Research Fellow
• History of Islamic civilization
• History of Eastern-Christian civilizations
• Communal-cast systems
• History and socio-political problems of Sudan

Rosa ISMAGILOVA prof., Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation
• ethnicity
• ethnocultural processes
• role of traditional social structures in interethnic processes
• federalism

Galina BALASHOVA, Ph.D. (Lit.), Senior Research Fellow
• The modern literary process in Ethiopia
• New and modern Ethiopian literature
• Cultural policy in African countries
• Traditional and modern art in African countries

Ivan KOFANOV Ph.D. (Econ.),
• socio-economic and political problems of development of Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania.

Vladimir KUKUSHKIN, Ph.D. (Econ.), Senior Research Fellow
• Socio-economic and political aspects of rent relations
• Economic reforms in the countries with transitional economy
• Regional problems of power and raw materials producing branches: Russia, Caspian basin
• OPEC member-states and Africa
• Economic and socio-political problems of Egypt

Stanislav MEZENTSEV Ph.D.
•socio-economic and political problems of the development of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti.


Yekaterina ELKINA, Ph.D. (Phil.), Junior Research Fellow
• Refugees in Russia