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On July 19-21 Berlin hosted the third meeting of the “Middle East Dialogue” group organized by the Washington Middle East Institute in partnership with Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the U.S. Ministry of Defense.

The first meeting took place in Berlin in July 2016, the second — in February 2017.

On July 19-21 Berlin hosted the third meeting of the “Middle East Dialogue” group organized by the Washington Middle East Institute in partnership with Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the U.S. Ministry of Defense.

The first meeting took place in Berlin in July 2016, the second — in February 2017.

The aim of the U.S.-Russia Middle East Dialogue group is to exchange unofficial opinions on the issues of the Syrian conflict, to discuss the opportunities for decreasing the hostilities of the armed conflict and options for political resolution of the conflict, to analyze the prospects for Russia-the U.S. cooperation in Syria and in the region, to elaborate specific proposals on the Syrian issue for the administration offices of Russia and the U.S.

The dialog group brings together a core group of American and Russian experts in the regional studies, who represent different research centers of the two countries.

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC expert, Senior Researcher of RAS Institute for Oriental Studies; Nikolai Kozhanov, RIAC expert, Academy Fellow with the Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Program; Elena Suponina, RIAC expert, Advisor to Director of Russian Institute for Strategic Studies; and Konstantin Truyevtsev, RAS Institute for Oriental Studies staff member, attended the meeting gin Berlin.

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