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Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... de-ideologization and independence from the global conjuncture and previous trends Transformational processes in the Arab world in the beginning of the 2010s led Russia and Turkey to an understanding of the need to form new foreign policy approaches towards the Middle East. This article seeks to identify the impact of the approaches Russia and Turkey have taken on this issue on relations between Moscow and Ankara. This topic is not only extremely relevant (and will remain so for years to come), but it is also ...


RIAC Hosts a Meeting with Iranian Diplomats

... countries, opportunities for building cooperation in these areas. Security issues were also touched upon. The Russian and Iranian sides reaffirmed the importance of developing a strategic view on the creation of new regional security architecture in the Middle East. The parties agreed to develop contacts and outlined further areas of cooperation between RIAC and the Iranian think tanks.


RIAC Takes Part in TRT World Forum in Turkey

... in a fragmented world, international cooperation in the fight against terrorism, the problem of global humanitarian responsibility. Topics of the closed sessions focused on the foreign policy of the Republic of Turkey, the prospects of SREB for the Middle East and North Africa region, the situation in Egypt, the role of media in current conflicts, etc. Special guest speakers included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign ...


RIAC and Center for Political Research of Israeli MFA Discuss Situation in the Middle East

... RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, moderated the discussion. The Israeli delegation was headed by David Akov, Deputy Head of the Center for Policy Research. The parties discussed the current state of Russian-Israeli relations and the situation in the Middle East. A draft of RIAC working papers on the Middle East dimension of Russian-Israeli relations, prepared by Yuri Barmin, was presented at the meeting. The working papers will be published in October 2018.


Smoke & Mirrors?

Interview for RT Israel has long made the point that it puts its security, the lives of its servicemen above everything else — a maxim that may have contributed to the downing of the Russian reconnaissance plane over Syria. Now that Moscow mirrors this approach back at Israel, can the two preserve the spirit of accommodation they were once so proud of? To discuss this, Oksana Boyko is joined by Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council. Video


Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East

Coordinated actions between Russia and China could have a positive effect on regional 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 ...


RIAC at Track II High Level Paris Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

On September 23–25, 2018, in Paris, international political consultancy The Shaikh Group is holding a high-level Track II meeting on security issues in the Middle East region. On September 23–25, 2018, in Paris, international political consultancy The Shaikh Group is holding a high-level Track II meeting on security issues in the Middle East region. The meeting is attended by former high-ranking diplomats ...


RIAC and ISPI Round Table «Towards MED 2018 — Syria, Libya and Yemen: the MENA Crises' Outcome»

... participation of experts, representatives of the academic community, and non-governmental organizations from Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom. The round table discussed the issues of modern security architecture in the region of the Middle East and North Africa. Regional scenarios were presented and analyzed at the round table in order to develop recommendations for crisis management in Syria, Libya, and Yemen involving all concerned parties for constructive interaction.


Double Edged Sword: Idlib

... Syria’s reconstruction. Additionally, Turkish construction firms are among the best and fastest in the world. Alienating Turkey means higher costs for Syria’s reconstruction as Turkey has a strategic geographic position and is the biggest economy in the Middle East. Turkey is Syria’s largest economic partner of Syria, more so than China. China and Turkey account for half of Syria’s imports Russia’s cooperation with Turkey on energy projects such as TurkStream and Akkuyu Nuclear station, and closer ...


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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