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Green Sun of the Desert

Egypt’s orientation towards green development helps it emerge as a leader in the Middle East in building a green economy On November 6 to 18, 2022, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-27) ...


Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”: Opportunities & Narrative Engagement

... everything. Andrew Korybko: The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot” Russian Interests North Africa: Becoming the Libyan Power Broker In North Africa, Libya is the scene of intense competition between Turkey on the one hand and Russia, Egypt, the UAE, and France on the other. Russia must therefore seek a compromise solution that prevents either side from becoming dominant, with Russia playing the kingmaker role if possible (perhaps through a mix of creative diplomacy, energy partnerships ...


RIAC and ECFA Round Table on Russia-Egypt Cooperation: Challenges and Prospects

On July 5 at 2:00 pm (GMT+3) Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA) will hold a round table on Russia-Egypt cooperation: challenges and prospects On July 5 at 2:00 pm (GMT+3) Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs ...


The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... Asia, the first-mentioned region is plagued by the security threats emanating from the war-torn Libya, where a slew of external powers is competing to shape the outcome of its ongoing civil war. First and foremost among them are Turkey, Russia, France, Egypt and the UAE, though the U.S. also plays a naturally important role, even if the country has tended to neglect this conflict over the past few years—despite being responsible for it over a decade ago. The region’s future will be determined by ...


Political Risks for Russian-Egyptian Cooperation in North Africa

RIAC and ECFA Report № 68/2021 RIAC and ECFA Report № 68/2021 This report aims to analyze political risks for Russian-Egyptian Cooperation in North Africa and summarizes joint findings by experts from the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA). Russia and Egypt have important stakes in the region; both are actively ...


How Egypt Has Changed 10 Years Since the Arab Spring

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's tightening grip and economic stagnation are raising the issue of whether the events of 2011 are likely to repeat themselves Ten years ago, on January 25, 2011, anti-government protests began in Egypt. The massive demonstrations took place on the Day of Anger in Tahrir Square and spread throughout the Arab Republic soon. The events of late January and early February 2011 led to the government's resignation, then to the overthrow of President ...


The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... hostage to old overlapping conflicts and opens up certain opportunities. It is important to remember that gas reserves in the Mediterranean shelf discovered in the XXI century total over 3.8 trillion cubic meters. The key fields are Zohr off the coast of Egypt, Tamar and Leviathan off the coast of Israel, and Aphrodite off the coast of Cyprus, etc. Additionally, the so- called Block 9 is in a part of the field disputed by Lebanon. We can suppose there are large gas reserves off the Syrian coast, as well....


The Deepening Crisis in Turkey-Egypt Relations

Only a common threat or personnel renewal of the top leadership of one of the countries can reconcile Cairo and Ankara The Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Turkey are the largest states in the Middle East and claim the leading role in the Islamic world. Relations between them soured in 2013 when a group of officers led by Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew ...


Russia’s Game on the Libyan Field: From Gaddafi to Haftar

... latter’s repeated requests. Additionally, the second civil war in Libya reflected the global trends in the Arab world, where the Turkey–Qatar duo (and the Muslim Brotherhood they supported) was locked in a fight against the “triple alliance” of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia that had initially spearheaded Haftar’s mutiny and was the LNA’s chief sponsor. At this stage, it appeared too risky for Moscow to become enmeshed in these convoluted coalitions. Consequently, Moscow ...


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