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The Coronavirus and Conflicts in the Middle East

... legitimate authority to succeed in combating the consequences of military conflicts in the Middle East during a pandemic The question of the political and socioeconomic consequences... ... makes this rivalry far more dangerous than the USSR-US confrontation. Andrey Kortunov: Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Achievements and Limitations Thus far, it... ... been in short supply on the market, was delivered to the port of Tartus. Although the European Union expressed its support for the UN Secretary General’s appeal to lift...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

Policy Brief #27 / 2020 Policy Brief #27 / 2020 Executive Summary — The report asesses the risks of sanctions against Russia over the year. — By 2020, the use of sanctions against Russia had gained much more stability compared to previous years.... ... factors: the Ukrainian crisis and conflict in Donbass, the U.S. elections and the alleged meddling, the developments in the Middle East, etc. — Regarding Ukraine, the crisis has noticeably stabilized. However, we should not expect any significant breakthroughs ...


Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... will be following the process very closely. There are multiple reasons as to why the European Union has limited influence over this situation. The EU has been sidelined... ... this automatically limits leverage. While the war still isn’t over, it is clear that Russia, Turkey, Iran and Assad are the major players who will define its final stages... ... between politics and the well-being of citizens? Andrey Kortunov: The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities By definition, any sanctions targeting...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... Russia in the Middle East and North Africa is purely selfish, cynical, destructive and that it is Moscow that impedes the solution of immediate or long-term tasks the countries of the region are facing. In most cases, the authors do not consider the European Union and Russia as principled opponents or implacable competitors in the Middle East. Certain aspects of Moscow’s Middle East strategy raise questions among the authors, but many more questions are addressed to Washington. What sounds alarming is that beyond the scope of the current security agenda, European experts generally ...


Per Aspera ad Pax

... Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace The second decade of the 21st century began with a string of explosive protests in the Middle East and North Africa. The region has become a source of violence and terrorism, dramatic national upheavals, humanitarian ... ... ethno-religious cataclysms have been concentrated in precisely this region. The conflict in Syria unfolded in a historical period when Russia–U.S. relations were slowly, but surely, deteriorating from the erstwhile partnership of the late 1990s and early 2000s ...


RIAC, ISPI, and Italian Foreign Ministry Discuss the Role for International Actors in MENA Crises

On September 10, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI),... ... Russian and foreign experts regarding the role and influence of regional and international actors in major crises affecting the Middle East and North Africa. It is the second seminar RIAC is holding with ISPI and theMinistry of Foreign Affairs and International ...


Political Weight or Economic Dividends: New Role for Russia in the Middle East?

The main issue for Moscow in the Middle East in the years ahead will be the implementation of a shift from a military-political approach to an economic one or in other words from risk based approach to opportunity-oriented Since the start of the Russian military operation in Syria in 2015, the configuration of political forces in the Middle East began to undergo major changes. The dominance of the United States as a key security provider in the region, which was the issue since 1990s and accelerated ...


The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... the Hobbes “struggle of all against all” awaits us, writes Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. To this day, Russia is a convinced supporter of multilateral approaches. We are obliged to this by our status ... ... analogy applies to the activities of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, which has slipped under pressure from the European Union on biased and non-constructive positions. In short, increasingly, multilateral structures designed to serve as ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

Iran in the Middle East: Regional Spoiler or Stakeholder? Iran’s critical role in shaping the security agenda of the Middle East is indisputable.... ... is that Iran is more part of the problem than it is part of the solution. Of course, Iran’s friends and partners, including Russia, argue the opposite. All these disagreements notwithstanding, the broad international consensus is that it is impossible ...


High-Level Second Track Meeting in Berlin Discusses Situation in Syria and Yemen

On February 24-26, 2019, Berlin is hosting a regular high-level “second track” meeting on security issues in the Middle East region; meetings in this format are regularly held by The Shaikh Group, an international political consulting agency.... ... the possibilities of preventing escalation, and the optimal formats for multilateral dialog in these crisis situations. The Russian side is represented by Alexander Aksenyonok, RIAC Vice-President, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and RIAC experts ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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