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What the OPCW Interim Report on Douma Says and What it Does Not Say

The alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018 has gained particular notoriety due to the fact that the United States, the United Kingdom and France laid the blame on the al-Assad government and delivered a missile strike on Syria without waiting for an international investigation....


Peace in the Middle East: Russia’s Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

... Israeli-Russian relations have never been better: Russia’s “frenemy,” Saudi Arabia turns to Russia for regional issues more so than to the US; and Turkey has improved its relations with Russia since the Turkish army shot down the Russian jet in Syria. Russia is in close contact and on good terms with all the key players and countries in the Middle East, and playing broker or interlocutor when a crisis arises. Russia has been actively involved in the region to preserve its interests, namely ensuring ...


Positions of Israel and Iran in the Syrian Conflict Discussed at Brussels ICG and ISPI Meeting

... (ISPI) with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Farnesina). The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: recent changes in the political and military situation in the southeast of Syria, positions of the participants in the conflict, scenarios of possible escalation, and the possibility of its prevention. The positions of "external players" — Russia, the United States, and the European Union were also analyzed. Andrey ...


Looking Back to Singapore on the Road to Helsinki

... of signing up to any unilateral commitments, such an accord will have to come in the form of a bilateral agreement on non-interference. This is not a simple task, but it is possible. Second, the sides could draw up some kind of framework document on Syria. This is particularly relevant as Trump is not especially interested in Syria and has been threatening to wrap up the U.S. operation in the country for a while now. Of course, it would be better to pull out of the reasonably inhospitable Syria in ...


Interview to British Channel 4

... Libya, turned Libya into a black hole through which waves of migrants, illegal migrants, rushed to Europe. Now EU is cleaning the broken china for NATO. Question: You talk about NATO’s involvement in Libya, but then there is Russia’s involvement in Syria and that has also created millions of refugees. S.Lavrov: Yes, but I would challenge you that the Russian involvement in Syria on the basis of legitimate request from the legitimate government, recognized by all as the representative of Syria in ...


These are the Benefits of a U.S.-Russia Summit

... anything but a last gasp for the half-century old nonproliferation regime, Presidents Trump and Putin will have to offer some hope that Washington and Moscow take their own responsibilities to reduce and disarm under the treaty seriously. The wars in Syria and Ukraine have cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and displaced millions of people across the Middle East, Europe and beyond. Washington and Moscow each control resources and levers of influence vital for managing and ultimately resolving these ...


The End of OPCW-UN mechanism. What Stands Behind the Russian “No”?

... methodology of JIM and OPCW. Just three weeks before, on October 24, Russia vetoed yet another draft resolution proposed by the US which would have extended JIM’s mandate. Why did Russia use its veto power three times in one month, totaling 11, on the Syria issue? It is well known that vetoing is used as the last resort, and the permanent members of the Security Council are aware that every veto usually causes a storm of criticism from those who are on the opposite side. This is true in the case of ...


Revival of the Caliphate: Soon or Even Sooner?

Although ISIS has been seriously weakened and lost control over territories and resources, it retains the ability to attack Actually, neither the Syrian army, supported by Russia, nor the pro-American Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have managed to establish complete control over the territory near the Syria-Iraq border. Moreover, the SDF includes military groups of the Kurdish YPG self-defense ...


The Times for a Special Relationship Between Germany and Russia Are Over

... new global role mainly in opposition to the West — both in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe. A policy of “compartmentalization” — i.e. to separate areas of agreement from those of disagreement — has reached its limits for instance in Syria. The new volatile and confusing strategic context in which both Germany and Russia operate is wider, bigger and fraught with far more intricacies and challenges. In this new strategic context, Germany’s Russia policy has to take on responsibility ...


We have a smoking gun to expose fake accusations on Syria

One day ahead of the“Supporting the future of Syria and the region” conference in Brussels, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov gave EURACTIV a wide-ranging interview on his country’s ever more complicated relations with the West. One day ahead of the“ Supporting the future of ...


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