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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.

12 — 14 november 2016

RIAC at the Third Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate

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On November 12-14 Abu Dhabi (UAE) hosted The Third Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, one of the key international platforms for regional and global security issues discussion, debate about long-term tendencies in international relations system development, and global economy.

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02 november 2015

RIAC at the Second Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate

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On November 1-2, 2015, a RIAC team made of Director General Andrey Kortunov, RAS Academician Vitaly Naumkin, Yuri Barmin, Vassily Kuznetsov, Ekaterina Stepanova and Elena Suponina, RIAC experts, took part in the Second Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate (ADSD 2015), a key international platform for discussing regional and global security, as well as long-term trends in international relations and world economy.

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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.

04 march 2014

The G8's Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative

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Joining the G8's Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative (BMENA), on March 4, RIAC received a delegation of the Foreign Ministry and noncommercial organizations from the United Arab Emirates. During the discussion, RIAC was invited to contribute to three international workshops planned within the Initiative, with the focus on SME, interaction with the private sector and impact investing as a key aspect of assistance to international development, as suggested by the UAE representatives.

10 june 2013

The UAE Market and its Prospects for Russian Companies

Vladislav Senkovich Expert of the International Economic Cooperation Department of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Contrary to the established view in Russia, business in the UAE is not limited to oil, tourism and real estate. The United Arab Emirates is justly believed to be an attractive business centre for Russian companies.

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