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Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire in the making-what does the West want?

Erdogan advances in establishing his Neo-Ottoman Empire. The list is long: after supporting the Muslim Brothers everywhere in the Greater Middle East, equipping Islamist homicide militias from Syria to Libya, he becomes partly responsible for these civil wars and refugee flows, now portrays himself hypocritically as saviors of refugees and human rights, and is silencing the EU through ...

Ostner Ralf
Опубликовано:
15.06.2020 14:07:27

Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

Syrian troops have launched major attacks to clear Idlib province. The attacks targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian military aircraft. About 19 Syrian soldiers, some Liwa Zainebiyoun, Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the Turkish UAV attacks. In the meantime, the reasons for this tension and Russia-Turkey-Iran competition in Syria should be examined. Although Russia and Turkey negotiated three rounds, they still failed to lead to a Cease Fire in Syria. On the one hand...

Bijan Aref
Опубликовано:
17.03.2020 11:43:48

Russia's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on the “Deal of the Century”

... especially important due to the close personal relationship existing between Putin and Netanyahu, despite the continuing tension among these leaders. Although Russia's current approach seeks to implement a balancing role with regards peace building in the Middle East, there is evidence that Russia may be maneuvering to reach an implicit agreement in relation to the Trump´s century deal. Therefore, this article pursues to examine Russia's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on Trump´s ...

Bijan Aref
Опубликовано:
25.02.2020 12:28:05

Russia's comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

... credibility to Lavrov’s goal of highlighting Moscow’s contributions to stability in the Mediterranean, which has been central to his outreach efforts to Italy and the Maghreb, and further bolster Moscow’s emerging status as a great power in the Middle East. Syria experience for Libya Since 2011, Libya and Syria have faced an internal crisis in the Middle East. In Syria, this same vacuum allowed Russia to gain military influence and involvement in the conflict. Russia is likely to use current ...

Bijan Aref
Опубликовано:
13.01.2020 13:30:33

Expo 2020 Dubai’/Celebrating the 48the/UAE’s National Day

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Report Marking the anniversary Celebrating in Romania the 48th UAE’s National Day, alongside with H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdullah al Matrooshi, the Ambassador of the UAE in Romania, H.E. Andrei M. Grinkevich, Ambassador of Belarus, H.E. Teodor Melescanu, Minister H.E. Hans Klemm, Ambassador of the USA H.E. Valery I. Kuzmin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E. Salah A. El-Sadek, Ambassador of Egypt and many other diplomats and exclusive...

Dobircianu Sorin
Опубликовано:
04.12.2019 17:09:37

Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

... ceding a strategically vital country to Russia and Iran. Moreover, Trump’s one-sided termination of JCPOA and annihilation of INF treaty without confirmation of the other members of NATO has put the NATO on the brink of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and Europe. It is obvious that NATO can no longer secure the essential security interests of its member states due to diverging interests of its members. Once AKK said if NATO cannot protect the essential security interests of its members,...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
04.12.2019 12:06:36

The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

The First Bonn Conference Germany is heavily involved in the Afghan affairs since 9.11.2001; the country has brought in to being the modern Afghanistan thru launching the international Bonn conference “Bonn 1” in December 2001, the said conference toke place right after the collapse of the barbaric regime of Taliban in Afghanistan. Furthermore, it paved the way to engage several rival groups to establish an interim administration under the leadership of pro-American figure “Hammed Karzai”. Albeit...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
11.11.2019 15:56:21

Is Abu Bakr Al-baghdi’s Death the Beginning of the End for ISIS?

... said that Iraqi forces had driven the last remnants of the Islamic State from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory. By March 23, 2019, ISIL lost one of their last significant territories in the Middle East in the Deir ez-Zor campaign, surrendering their "tent city" and pockets in Al-Baghuz Fawqani to the Syrian Democratic Forces at the end of the Battle of Baghuz Fawqani. Since June 2014, when ISIL proclaimed itself the Islamic State,...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
30.10.2019 12:54:44

Syria after the Turkish invasion

... Eastern Europe or Taiwan it could be misinterpreted as an invitation by Putin and Xi and could lead to threatening situations even between the major powers. However, the main concern was: Putin is portrayed as the winner and new ordering power for the Middle East and the Greater Middle East. So as a kind of supplier for international security as Karaganovlike to see it..Civilians are pictured fleeing Ras al Ain town, Syria on October 9, 2019. © Reuters / Rodi SaidI guess the Russians are now trying ...

Ostner Ralf
Опубликовано:
18.10.2019 16:32:54

Just How Far to Back Off on Iran?

... region with the specific aim of defending against Iran. Regardless of what may be rumor or accusation, there is no denying that the U.S. and Iran take to warring (if not literally) with postures and threats as each see the other’s influence in the Middle East as totally malign. Though, the U.S. does not seek conflict with Iran. President Trump is not throwing in the towel on diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions despite the absence of direct talks between U.S. and Iranian leaders. Iran’s Supreme ...

jmeyer57@jhu.edu
Опубликовано:
26.07.2019 17:20:59

Russian company, ROSATOM, constructing nuclear power plants worldwide to cut carbon emissions to help global environment

... response to the new U.S. sanctions. If Iran enriches uranium beyond the limits of JCPOA then they could potentially develop nuclear weapons. A nuclear armed Iran can pose a significant threat to states like Israel and Saudi Arabia, creating unrest in the Middle East, and destabilize the region. Would economic sanctions against Iran have a favorable outcome for the U.S.? What is the U.S.’s track record on imposing economic sanctions on other states with similar uranium enrichment programs? The U.S. has ...

Диаз Натан
Опубликовано:
16.07.2019 15:45:13

The American Withdrawal: Winners & Losers

... Defense Jim Mattis and the special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State Brett McGurk have both resigned in protest of what they see as deeply flawed strategies. Both men had significant diplomatic and military experience in the Middle East. Their departure will certainly hinder American foreign policy interests in the region. Outgoing Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis astutely observed that the strength of the United States lies in the strength of alliances cultivated over decades....

Russia Meeting
Опубликовано:
05.03.2019 23:48:19

Russia and South Yemen

... Saleh rally in Sana'a, Yemen, on Aug. 1.MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGESSourse: www.usnews.comRussia’s interest in southern Yemen is long-standing, as the Soviet Union viewed the Marxist-Leninist state of South Yemen as its strongest ally in the Middle East from 1967 to 1990. The port city of Aden hosted a major Soviet military base in the Red Sea and the island of Socotra provided valuable assistance to Soviet naval deployments in this strategically important region.As thousands of south Yemenis ...

Ramani Samuel
Опубликовано:
24.12.2018 11:04:41

After Mosul: Russia & the ‘Kurdish Question’ in Iraq

... internecine issues between Baghdad and Erbil provide external powers with fertile ground to influence the future of Iraq beyond the auspices of U.S. leadership. Within this context, Moscow assumes a favored position to leverage its expanding ties in the Middle East and to serve as a mediator between Erbil, Baghdad, as well as its regional partners who hold a vested stake in the future of Iraq. By establishing and maintaining productive relations with Erbil, Baghdad, Tehran, Ankara, and Damascus, Russia ...

Граевски николь
Опубликовано:
08.08.2017 15:57:07

Washington and Moscow: Confrontation or Cooperation?

... Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Mideast and Security Policy Studies No. 135 The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies is an independent, non-partisan think tank conducting policy-relevant research on Middle Eastern and global strategic affairs, particularly as they relate to the national security and foreign policy of Israel and regional peace and stability. It is named in memory of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat, whose efforts in pursuing peace lay ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
Опубликовано:
26.06.2017 10:26:33

India-Iran ties: The key challenges

... stuck to the commitment it made, Trump’s Secretary of State too agreed that Tehran has not violated the agreement. Yet, US has been extremely critical of the agreement and equated Iran with North Korea. It has accused of playing a negative role in the Middle East, which is harming Washington’s strategic interests in the region.Commenting on Iran, Tillerson stated: "The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy ... an unchecked Iran ...

Singh Maini Tridivesh
Опубликовано:
02.05.2017 14:22:56

Walk the Line: Russia as the New Chair of the UN Security Council

... that has recently become woefully deficient. Even more intriguing, some of the most vivid recent examples of that degrading relationship have been exhibited within the UNSC itself. On the general business front, Russia will see issues dominating the Middle East and Africa at the top of the schedule: · developments in Syria; · settlements and their legality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; · implementation of resolution 1559 in Lebanon; · ongoing hostilities in Yemen; ...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
26.10.2016 17:14:00

Does Russia still have a “Kurdish card” to play in Syria?

Longstanding relations between Moscow and the Kurds has provided Russia with a “Kurdish card”, that is, the ability to modulate its support to various Kurdish national ambitions throughout the Middle East, depending on what the Kremlin was seeking to obtain from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. The current Syrian crisis is no exception and has promoted the Russian-Kurdish (PYD[1]) partnership, especially during the period of harsh tensions between ...

Delanoe Igor
Опубликовано:
15.09.2016 10:44:00

War in Yemen: a New Vietnam?

... Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Nevertheless, the bloodshed has reached sizable proportions with estimated 6000 dead since March 2015 and it cannot absolutely be underestimated for the gravity and magnitude of geopolitical effects it carries on the the Middle East and the rest of the world. The war broke out as a confrontation between the Shiite rebels Houthis allied with President Saleh against the Sunni coalition led by President Hadi. The situation, as it often is the case, was not so simple ...

Corsaro Anna
Опубликовано:
15.03.2016 13:01:00

 

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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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