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Asia and Africa Today

Asia and Africa Today Asia and Africa Today Asia and Africa Today– journal’s audience includes scholars, researchers, PhD students and humanities students, as well as politicians, public figures, experts of Russian and foreign organizations that work with Asian and African countries.

ISSN 0321-5075


OBJECTIVES

Analysis of socio-political, economic, demographic, environmental, cultural and other processes in Asian and African countries.

The major areas and subjects for presentation in the magazine:
- political development of Asian and African countries;
- economic problems of Asian and African countries;
- development economics;
- Asian and African states’ activities in UN and regional international organizations;
- food problem in developing states;
- aggravation of environmental problems in Asian and African continents;
- ethnic and interfaith conflicts;
- Islam and its influence on political processes in Asian and African countries;
- culture, science, education, literature, art;
- religions, beliefs, cults;
- traditions, customs, morals;
- chapters of history;
- Russia – East (political, economic, cultural and other relations of Russia with Asian and African countries).

Tasks

Assistance to scientific research in the field of Oriental and African studies. Publication of materials on the basis of topical research and theses, and also based on the results of overseas trips and fieldwork. Reviews of key Russian and international conferences and symposiums.
Attraction of foreign researchers as authors.
Reviewing the most significant works and monographs on the journal’s topics.
The practical help to young orientalists and africanists. Publication of their materials under the heading "Post-graduate Column".
Cooperation with Oriental research Centres and Faculties of the Russian higher education institutions. Attraction of researchers and academic lecturers as journal authors.

Policy

Prompt reaction to the events taking place in Asian and African countries.
Extending of topics and improvement of quality of materials to be published.
Strengthening and development of cooperation with co-founders of the journal - Institute of Oriental Studies and Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Publication of article abstracts in English in each issue.

Editorial Board

Alexei M. VASILIEV, Editor-in-Chief, Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) , Dr.Sc. (History), Professor.
Irina O. ABRAMOVA, Director, Institute for African Studies, RAS, Corresponding Member of the RAS, Dr.Sc. (Economics), Professor.
Vyacheslav Ya. BELOKRENITSKY, Deputy Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Dr.Sc. (History), Professor.
Leonid V. GEVELING, Independent Researcher, Dr.Sc. (Political Science), Professor.
Apollon B. DAVIDSON, Head, Center for African Studies, Institute of World History, RAS, Academician, RAS. Dr.Sc. (History), Professor.
Alexander V. DENISOV, Executive Secretary, PhD (Philosophy).
Anatoly Z. EGORIN, Principal Research Fellow, Center for Arabic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, Dr.Sc. (History), Professor.
Robert G. LANDA, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Studies in general problems of Modern East, Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, Dr.Sc. (History), Professor.
Vitalii A.MELIANTSEV, Head, Department of international economics. Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonossov Moscow State University, Dr.Sc. (Economics), Professor (from 1998, from 2009 - Honored Professor of Moscow State University)
Dmitry V. MOSYAKOV, Head, Center for South East Asia, Australia and Oceania Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Dr.Sc. (History), Professor.
Vadim S. OKULOV, Deputy Editor-in-Chief.
Svetlana V. PROZHOGINA, Principal Research Fellow, Department for Comparative Culturology, Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, Dr.Sc. (Philology), Professor.svetlana.
Oleg I. TETERIN, First Deputy Editor-in-Chief, PhD (History).
Leonid L. FITUNI, Deputy Director, Head, Center for Strategic and Global Studies, Institute for African Studies, RAS,Corresponding Member of the RAS, Dr.Sc. (Economics), Professor.
Tatiana L. SHAUMYAN, Head, Center of Indian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, PhD (History).
Vladimir G. SHUBIN, Principal Research Fellow, Center of History and Cultural Anthropology, Institute for African Studies, RAS, Dr.Sc. (History), Professor.


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