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Moscow has long urged for organizing a top-level meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Russia

... Naumkin explains that Moscow has unique credentials to kickstart peace talks, since it is a veto-holding member of the UN Security Council with an obligation to pursue the implementation of relevant UN resolutions on Palestine and is also a member of the Middle East Quartet. Alas, US obduracy has stalled the Quartet, while Washington is stonewalling by casting its veto in the Security Council. He lamented that the US is hobnobbing with extreme right-wing elements in Israel who are not even representative ...

07.06.2018

Peace in the Middle East: Denuclearizing Israel, Restoring Palestine, and More

... Kortunov from Russia[1] and Alastair Cooke from England[2] – have expressed deep concerns over the apparent trends emanating from a mix of the US Establishment (very anti-Russian) and Trump himself (appearing to be playing Russian roulette in the Middle East). I humbly submit that they – and most others including of course the mendaciously mediocre mainstream media – have it wrong. For brevity’s sake, the honorific titles of the three great men – General Secretary Xi Jinping, President ...

18.05.2018

«Russia and China in the Middle East New Regional Order» Seminar

... Institute of West-Asian and African Studies (IWAAS) at CASS, made opening speeches. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, moderated the meeting. Russian and Chinese experts discussed the strategy of interaction between the two countries in the Middle East. The researchers touched upon a wide range of issues, including cooperation within SCO, the attitude to regional security, and the role of world powers in the Middle East. The parties discussed the increased influence of Moscow and Beijing ...

17.05.2018

Regional and Global Security Challenges Discussed in Turkey

Petr Stegny, RIAC member, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, and Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, took part in the event on the Russian side, among the speakers at thematic sessions on the Middle East issues. On May 7-8, 2018, Turkey hosted an annual Istanbul Security Conference. Petr Stegny, RIAC member, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, and Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, took part ...

15.05.2018

Russia’s New Foreign Policy Cycle

Foreign viewpoints After the reelection of Vladimir Putin for another term as president of the Russian Federation in March of this year, Russia is entering a new cycle of foreign and domestic policy. Russia's foreign policy at the moment is particularly fraught; the conflict in Syria, the continued uncertain status of the Donbass region of Ukraine, accusations of cyberwarfare and interference in US elections, and the Skripal poisoning incident in the UK have driven wedges between Russia and many...

07.05.2018

Koreas Unite, Denuclearize

Middle East Next – after a Global Financial Re-Set – Ideas for IranKorea Unification & Denuclearization as Proof of President Donald Trump’s Serious Intent When I reported in the American Herald Tribune on 4 March 2018 (in the aftermath of my February ...

02.05.2018

Russia vs the West: A War Scenario and a New Logic of Confrontation

How can Moscow respond to a possible US strike on Syria? The aggravation of rivalry between Russia and the West in the past few months is raising the urgent question of a possible further escalation of tensions and its forms and consequences. Political relations between Moscow and Western capitals have gone beyond the critical point. The threadbare thesis about the lack of trust can be confidently discarded. Things are much worse. The sides do not want to and cannot listen to each other. Official...

11.04.2018

Defining Dialogue: How to Manage Russia–UK Security Relations. Part 2

RIAC and RUSI Report No. 38/2018 This report represents findings from the second round of the UK–Russia Track II bilateral security dialogue, held by Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies ( RUSI ) in collaboration with the Moscow-based Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The dialogue, held between April and December 2017, brought together experts and former government officials from the two countries to discuss and debate ways in which the UK and Russia’s bilateral...

29.03.2018

RIAC Members and Experts Meet with Qatar Delegation

During the expert discussion the following issues were touched upon: the perception of Russia and its actions in the Middle East by the Arab countries; relations between the members of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf; the ambitions of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey for leadership positions in the region; the need for the development of regional ...

28.03.2018
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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