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After the Caliphate: The Prospects of Russia–Iraq Relations

Working Paper #46 / 2019 This working paper looks into the complex issue of Russia–Iraq relations. It provides a detailed analysis of the foundations of the bilateral ties between the two countries, Russia’s approach to the Kurdish issue, and the future of cooperation between Russia and Iraq now that both countries have completed ...

01.02.2019

Middle East – 2030

... to look for some long-term structures, to get a clearer focus on the variables. Thus, we see that the Middle East, as here defined, has crystallized into two parts: A North , consisting of Turkey, Iran, and Syria with Russia’s input, and including Iraq which is becoming increasingly self-conscious in its balanced cooperation with two antagonists: Iran and the US. The US works with Kurdish provinces in this North, but generally, the US position in the North is weak and tends to weaken further. A ...

09.01.2019

Iraqi Kurdistan — Russia Relations Do Not Come at the Expense of Baghdad

An Interview with Dlawer Ala'Aldeen In the past years, Russia has been paying a lot of attention to stabilization in Iraq through promoting dialog with all the parties involved. Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, President of the Middle East Research Institute, shares his thoughts on Russia–Iraq relations, Russia’s ties with Iraqi Kurdistan and the importance of joint ...

11.12.2018

Putin Eyes Visit to Baghdad Amid Growing Russian-Iraqi Contacts

Contacts between Moscow and Baghdad have increased lately and President Putin may visit Iraq next year Lately, official Russian-Iraqi contacts have been intensifying noticeably. On Nov. 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iraqi President Barham Salih met behind closed doors within the agenda of the Mediterranean Dialogue in ...

04.12.2018

RIAC Hosts a Meeting with Ambassador of Iraq

On November 7, 2018, Haidar Hadi, Ambassador of Iraq to Moscow, visited RIAC. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, had a meeting with the Ambassador. On November 7, 2018, Haidar Hadi, Ambassador of Iraq to Moscow, visited RIAC. Andrey Kortunov,...

08.11.2018

Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East

... stability The Middle East is a region that has traditionally fallen under the influence of external forces. The desire of the United States to take a less active role in the Middle Eastern affairs, which was marked by the withdrawal of troops from Iraq in 2011 under the Obama administration, coincided with the increasing involvement of Russia and China in the processes taking place in the region. The emerging crisis of statehood in the Middle East, the threat of terrorism and the general state ...

01.10.2018

Meeting with the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute in Erbil

On September 18, 2018, Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On September 18, 2018, Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute ( MERI ) in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, visited Russian International Affairs ...

20.09.2018
 

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