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15 march 2017

Russia – GCC Relations After the Signing of the JCPOA with Iran

Aleksandr Aksenenok Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, Leading Researcher at the Russian Institute of Oriental Studies, RIAC Member

Omar Mahmood Research Analyst at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat)

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Russian and GCC commentators are well-acquainted with the Western views regarding the GCC region. However, Russian and GCC commentators are comparatively uninformed about each other’s perspectives regarding this important topic due to the nascent nature of research dialogue between the two. The report prepared by Alexander Aksenenok and Omar Mahmood aims to remedy this communication lacuna by furnishing readers with Russian and GCC perspectives on the issue.

29 september 2016

Bahrain: A Small Country with Big Opportunities?

Irina Ahmed Zain Aidrous Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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Economic sanctions are making Russian entrepreneurs look more carefully in pursuit of more favourable development opportunities. The Kingdom of Bahrain calls all the shots among the states in the Gulf and offers effective ways for cooperation with Russia. The financial capital city of the Arab region encourages private entrepreneurship by fully removing capital export restrictions and eliminating customs duties on the import of equipment and raw materials. Bahrain’s business environment is characterized by the openness of its economy, high international rankings in terms of economic freedom, and financial development indices. Will the Russian side manage to see the “pearl” of the Arab world and fully unlock the potential of their bilateral commercial and economic relations?

05 october 2015

The Economics of the Iranian Nuclear Deal: Russian and GCC Perspectives

Gurgen Gukasian Senior researcher at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, associate professor at People’s Friendship University of Russia

Abdulaziz AlDoseri Assistant researcher at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat)

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In July 2015, the P5 + 1 countries reached a deal on the Iranian nuclear program and on the lifting of economic sanctions imposed on Iran. This important development in Middle Eastern strategy led to extensive commentary from many different stakeholders, including the governments of the United States, Israel, Iran, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. This report aims to remedy this communication gap by providing readers with Russian and GCC perspectives on the issue, as delivered by researchers specializing in strategic issues in the Gulf.

31 august 2015

Iran — a Stumbling Block for Russia and the Gulf Countries?

Elena Melkumyan Doctor of Political Science, Expert at the Institute of Oriental studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, and a Professor in the Department of Oriental Studies in the Russian State University for Humanities

Andrei Derbenev PhD in Political Science, Andrew Derbenev is a Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, and an Associate Professor in Moscow State Pedagogical University

Omar Mahmood Research Analyst at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat)

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In May 2015, the Russian government removed political and legal barriers to the sale of the S-300 missile system to Iran, paving the way for a commercial agreement and subsequent delivery. Russian and GCC commentators are well-acquainted with the Iranian and Western views regarding this decision. However, Russian and GCC commentators are comparatively uninformed about each other’s perspectives regarding this key development due to the nascent nature of relations between the two. This report aims to remedy this communication lacuna.

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