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Idlib May Split Russia — Turkey — Iran Alliance

... leaders of Troika discussed "all steps", that is, all options on this issue. With less than two months left until the next summit of the “Astana troika”, the situation in Idlib may prove to be a catalyst for positive change within the Russia-Iran-Turkey alliance, bringing intra-alliance cooperation to a whole new level, or it may trigger the onset of its collapse. Urging against such a split, Erdogan told his partners: "If we have passed the sea, we cannot drown ourselves in the river....


The Astana Shackles

... Now, in addition to questions of the regime's survival, the clashing interests of Syria's supporters have taken on new prominence. In addition to Russia and Turkey's differences over Syria, the situation has been complicated by growing discord between Russia and Iran, even though both support the Assad government. They are trying to avoid sizing each other up, but they are also aware of the threat of mounting risks. Aleksandr Aksenenok: Prospects of Post-War Syria: Constitution and Governance Russia and Turkey ...


Iran, China, Russia Interfering with U.S. Elections. Seriously?

... of #UNRIG, the Election Integrity movement in the USA. Can you put the DNI’s accusations in context? A: Below I offer a concise primer on the major “influencers” of US elections and will say clearly that anyone who asserts that Iran, China and Russia Iran can compare in the slightest with these internal – domestic – election “fixers” and the one real foreign influencer – Zionist Israel – is either ignorant or lying for political effect. Factor One: The Two-Party Tyranny Enabling the Deep ...


Sanctions for the Violation of Sanctions: Businesses on US Treasury Radar

... sanctions against both American and foreign companies, large companies and small businesses. RIAC Report “The Sanctions Against Russia: Escalation Scenarios and Countermeasures” In 2018, the French bank Societe Generale agreed to pay the US Treasury the ... ... Treasury accused the French bank of conducting over a thousand transactions that violated the sanctions regime against Cuba, Iran and Sudan worth $5.5 billion during 2007-2012. The American regulator also established a number of aggravating circumstances ...


Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

... Russia to forge even tactical alliances in the region, not to mention strategic coalitions. Second, the current Israeli-Iranian and US — Iranian rift immensely complicates Russia’s role as an ‘honest broker’ in the region. Neither Israel, nor Iran is completely happy with the Russian policy of balancing its relations with the two states; each of the parties tries to pull Moscow to its side of the conflict. The risks of alienating either Teheran or Jerusalem, or even both of them, are on the rise. Finally, if Damascus finally ...


Evolution of the Syrian Military: Main Trends and Challenges

... the US, Turkey, Russia, and even Damascus itself. Being weak and with no foreign alternative to rely on regarding the funds for reconstruction, Syrian government is pushed closer to Iran. Today, neither Syrian government, nor its allies together — Russia and Iran — are able to pay for the country’s reconstruction. It seems especially problematic due to the economic problems Moscow and Tehran experience themselves. Restoration and reforming the military it becomes even more challenging. First, in the last ...


Anti-Russia Sanctions: A Fall Lull?

... already made against Russian citizens of interfering with the midterm elections, as well as the possibility of a broad interpretation of any actions by Russian government and non-governmental agencies, the December report will most likely include the “Russian trace.” It might be diluted with other traditional evil-wishers like China, North Korea and Iran, but the main question is how exactly the sanctions will be calibrated to the scope of the alleged foreign interference identified. Freezing alleged hackers’ assets is one thing, but sectoral sanctions are something else. Another Executive Order,...


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

... in light of the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Instead, Russia decided to rely on those regional powers which had actual influence on the situation in Syria. This led, in late 2016, to the proposal of the Astana format of Syrian negotiations, with Russia, Turkey and Iran acting as guarantors. The process began at the same time that Aleppo returned to the full control of the Syrian government forces. Given these developments in the Middle East, at the theoretical level, Russian researchers concluded that with the ...


RIAC Hosts a Meeting with Iranian Diplomats

On October 9, 2018, delegation headed by Ali Mohaghegh, Counselor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. RIAC was represented by Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, and Ruslan Mamedov, Program Assistant. On October 9, 2018, delegation headed by Ali Mohaghegh, Counselor of the Embassy of ...


Syrian Surprises

... summit on Syrian settlement between Russia, Turkey and Iran held in Tehran. On the one hand, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have successfully staved off the planned massive offensive in Idlib by the Syrian Army with support from Russia and Iran. On the other hand, Ankara has finally put Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, a.k.a. Al-Qaeda) on the list of terrorist organizations, something that it was unwilling to do before. To all appearances, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s dominance ...


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    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
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