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On September 24, 2021, with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in the Middle East and North Africa took place.

High-level experts from Russia, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on the attempts of the leadership of Iraq to mediate in negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as the potential impact of the change of power in Afghanistan on the balance of power in the region and the prospects for strengthening security in the Middle East.

On September 24, 2021, with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in the Middle East and North Africa took place.

High-level experts from Russia, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on the attempts of the leadership of Iraq to mediate in negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as the potential impact of the change of power in Afghanistan on the balance of power in the region and the prospects for strengthening security in the Middle East.

Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Member, Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies at RAS IMEMO, Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO MFA, Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at RAS Institute of Oriental Studies; Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; and Elena Suponina, RIAC Expert, represented Russia at the discussion.

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