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Alexandra Kuimova

Research Assistant

Alexandra Kuimova

Alexandra Kuimova

Alexandra Kuimova is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme. Working with SIPRI Military Expenditure, Arms Industry and Arms Transfers Databases, Alexandra focuses on developments in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Post-Soviet states.

Before joining SIPRI, she was an Intern in the Department of New Challenges and Threats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. She has also completed summer internships at Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi in Morocco and Cairo State University in Egypt. 

Subject expertise

Defence policies; arms transfers; arms procurement and military expenditure in the MENA region and Post-Soviet states; Russian arms exports to the MENA region

Regional expertise

Russia, Middle East, North Africa

Phone number
+ 46 70 980 78 03
Russian, English, Arabic

Specialist (M.A.) degree in African and Oriental Studies, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Russia

External publications
  • Kuimova, A., Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers, EuroMesco Policy Brief, No. 95 (April 2019)
  • Понятие исламизм. Взаимодействие демократии и исламизма (на примере арабских стран Северной Африки Туниса и Алжира), (The concept of Islamism. Interaction between democracy and Islam (Tunisia and Algeria)), Summary of the XIII Russian conference of young Africanists 'African countries in global policy in the 21st century' (2014)
  • Терроризм в Африке (Terrorism in Africa), Summary of the XII Russian conference of young Africanists: 'BRICS and prospects of socio-economic, political and cultural development in Africa' (2013)
  • Причины и предпосылки террористической активности в Саудовской Аравии в конце 20- начале 21вв (The causes and conditions of terrorist activity in Saudi Arabia in the period from the end of 20th century to the early 21st century), Summary of scientific student conference of Kazan Federal University (2011)