Dmitriy Frolovskiy


Moscow, Russia

Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Professional writer and consultant.


Putting a Faithful Friend to the Test

I moved to Qatar a few years ago, after being invited to study at one of the schools there. Born and raised in Pakistan, I was excited for the experience of living in Doha, although there were a few things I was concerned about. For one, the heat: In August, when I was to arrive, the sun scorches the earth with temperatures well above 100 degrees.
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A Levantine Chessboard

Dmitriy Frolovskiy is a political analyst and writer based in Moscow. He is a regular contributor to the Carnegie Moscow Center blog, Al-Jazeera, and other outlets. He is currently a consultant on policy and strategy in the Middle East with Russian official and private entities. He has also written about Russia’s foreign policy toward the Gulf Cooperation Council states, with a focus on relations with Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
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Mueller indictment showcases the need for deterrence in cyberspace

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's recent announcement of an indictment listing 13 Russian nationals, with more revelations likely to follow, marks the lowest ebb for U.S.-Russia relations since the Cold War era. With Russia’s leadership continuing to deny allegations and Washington getting swamped with calls for tough retaliatory measures, the situation easily might spin out of control. The possible solution might be the emergence of a deterrence in cyberspace that would help avoid such situations in the future.
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Russian state media is missing the Obama days

Russian officials got disillusioned with the U.S. aggressive foreign policy, while bilateral ties are now “even worse than Cold War”, according to the Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov. In effect, Trump administration’s tough posture toward Russia brings the new tune on him throughout state-run media.
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Is Syria's de-escalation deal done?

The truce was supposed to bring temporary relief to hundreds of thousands of Syrians suffering from severe food and medicine shortages. Instead, Russian and Syrian government forces launched a new wave of air raids and shelling, plunging besieged rebel-held areas into even more despair. Activists have described it as one of the most violent days in the nearly seven-year conflict with more than 100 people killed.
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Opinion America Buying Into Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Vision

Fresh from a visit to the U.K., where Prime Minister Theresa May tried to land the lucrative prize of an Aramco IPO, the Saudi royal will be equally feted during his U.S. tour this week, with multibillion-dollar deals at stake.
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Vladivostok: The Many Lives of Russia's Far Eastern Capital

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China-Kazakhstan border woes dent Silk Road ambitions

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Сирийский конгресс в Сочи: диалог без ясных результатов

В Сочи прошел однодневный Конгресс национального диалога Сирии. Москва представила эту встречу как очередной этап усилий России по восстановлению мирной жизни в Сирии и попытку вдохнуть новую жизнь в процесс мирных переговоров в Женеве. Результатом переговоров стало соглашение о начале создания Конституционной комиссии с участием представителей правительства Сирии и оппозиции.
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Opinion: Russia's 2018 elections – Putin and the seven bystanders

On March 18, Russians will vote for the country’s next president. Current President Vladimir Putin, 65, is far ahead in the race, with pollsters predicting he could secure a record 70-percent of the national vote, meaning that he would stay in power until 2024. But this year’s elections also feature a cohort of other candidates, whose participation might pinpoint to the Kremlin’s changing rhetoric towards handling public attitudes.

Ost-Ghouta (Syrien) - ein neues Srebrenica?

Täglich bombardieren Syriens Regierungstruppen das Rebellengebiet. Ost-Ghuta. 400 000 Menschen sind dort eingeschlossen, die humanitäre. Lage ist dramatisch. Ein Ende des Leidens ist nicht abzusehen. Das Assad-Regime habe am Donnerstag einen Wohnvorort von Damaskus mit Chlorgas angegriffen, so die „Weißhelme“ („White Helmets“), eine syrische Nichtregierungs-Zivilschutzorganisation.
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Russia’s people diplomacy in the Middle East

Russia’s military involvement in Syria marks its new pivotal role that is secured by hard power; however, its soft power is lagging behind. The latest Zogby Research Services survey highlighted that the majority of Arabs hold Russian support for Syrian President Bashar Assad to be a key factor for the conflict’s escalation.
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Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy is a political analyst and independent journalist. He is a consultant on policy and strategy in the Middle East and Central Asia with private entities, and has written about Russia’s foreign policy toward the Gulf Cooperation Council states and former Soviet territories.



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