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America’s Role in the Saudi-Iran Fault Line

The U.S.-Saudi Arabia-Iran Tensions: It Seemed We Were Moving Towards a Conflict More Dramatic Than Anything We Have Already Seen Key ideas from Daniel Levy’s speech during the “Persian Gulf: War and Peace” session of the 9th Valdai Discussion Club’s Middle East Conference (Moscow, February 17–18, 2020). Wars have terrible consequences, conflicts are devastating, the human cost primarily, then economic and opportunity costs, entire ...


The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... to include the navies of the leading European powers, as well as Japan and South Korea, which also receive a large share of their hydrocarbons via the Strait of Hormuz. Subsequently, it would be wise to involve the navies of the United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other coastal states of the Gulf in the operation. However, even before joining the operation, the United States could demonstrate to the entire world that protecting the freedom of navigation is indeed a priority of its foreign policy, and that this priority is more important and ...


RIAC, MGIMO and Saudi Institute of Diplomatic Studies Hold Roundtable

On September 3, 2015, RIAC, MGIMO-University and Saudi Institute of Diplomatic Studies held the first Russian-Saudi roundtable on bilateral relations, Middle East situation and the Gulf security. The event was opened by RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov, MGIMO Pro-Rector on Research and RIAC member Eugeny Kozhokin, Russian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Oleg Ozerov, Saudi Ambassador to Russia Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Rassi, and Institute of Diplomatic Studies Director Abdulkarim bin Hamoud Al-Dakhil. The event was attended by key Russian and Saudi experts, with RIAC represented by Ambassador ...


GCC’s Diplomatic Snub of Obama’s Camp David

....” REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Piхstream Nikolay Soukhov: One Thousand and One Nights: Barack Obama on Missile Defence in the Persian Gulf Оne of the agreements reached at the summit was to jointly develop a region-wide ballistic missile defense capability and ... ... warning system. Several GCC states have necessary defense components in place already, such as short-range Patriot systems in Saudi Arabia and THAAD systems in Qatar, but the new agreement provides for the installation of a comprehensive system that would ...


In Time, Expect Big Changes in America's Middle East Relationships

... since WWI, what will America do now? Going forward, here’s what we can expect: 1.) America will try very hard to distance itself from the Gulf. It’s amazing that it’s taken us so long to realize how much our money going into Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Gulf states comes back to haunt us: though Joe Biden recently got in trouble for saying so, support for ISIS and other Islamic extremists and terrorists from very wealthy individuals motivated by the Saudi state-sponsored and ever-present-throughout-the-Gulf ...


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