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15 march 2017
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
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.
02 november 2015
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.
05 october 2015
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
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
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
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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