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Annual Forum of European and Mediterranean Think Tanks in Rome

The Forum was attended by the leaders of more than sixty organizations from Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, doing research on foreign affairs. On December 5, 2019, another annual Euro-Med Think Tank Forum was held in Rome. The Forum was attended by the leaders of more than sixty organizations from Europe, the Middle East, and ...


RIAC at Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference in Cadenabbia (Italy)

... event was attended by representatives of the expert and diplomatic communities of Russia, Germany, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, etc. Within the six sessions of the conference, the participants discussed the post-conflict period in Syria and the new Middle East security architecture, regional and global consequences of US sanctions against Iran, mobilization based on identity, proxy war and alliances: Saudi-Iranian rivalry and the future of war and peace in the Middle East East, the rise of Russia ...


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

Beyond the scope of the current security agenda, European experts generally do not see Moscow making any significant contribution to the future of the MENA In 2016-2019 an international consortium of think tanks and universities from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa carried out a large-scale research project “Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Mapping Geopolitical Shifts, Regional Order and Domestic Transformations”. One of the final results of the project was the ...


HSE Hosts a Presentation of RIAC Reader Armies and Security in the Middle East and North Africa

..., Russian and foreign media. On September 20, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a presentation of RIAC’s reader Armies and Security in the Middle East and North Africa. The event was attended by representatives of leading Russian research centers, government agencies, Russian and foreign media. The reader consists of articles that systematize information on the armies and security services ...


JCPOA: Forward Into the Past

Sooner or later, the Emerging Situation Will Force the Trump Administration to Make the Difficult Choice between the JCPOA and a New War in the Middle East In the last few months, the U.S.¬–Iran confrontation has been rapidly and steadily plunging the Middle East into the atmosphere of an impending armed conflict. The main stumbling block for Tehran and Washington is the Joint Comprehensive ...


Factors That Led to the Growth of Al-Qaida and Emergence of ISIS Are Still There

As long as this region is not stabilized, ISIS will continue to emerge and re-emerge Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, President of the Middle East Research Institute, shares his thoughts on security issues for the Middle East. Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice Nowadays, Iran is perceived mostly as the source of instability in the region. In your ...


RIAC and International Crisis Group Discuss Future Gulf Security Architecture

... Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. Opening remarks were made by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Aidar Aganin, Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department, MFA of Russia, and Jost Hiltermann, Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, ICG. The meeting consisted of two sessions: the first was devoted to normalization of competition in the Gulf and formation of stable regional order, and the second to the future of regional security architecture in the Gulf ...


Israel’s Security System: Little Strategic Depth but Profound Strategic Vision

... Ministry of Defence, the Procurement and Production Administration (abbreviated to MANHAR), coordinates weapons production and deliveries to the Israeli Defence Forces, as well as procurement of foreign-made equipment. Yuri Barmin: Russia and Israel: The Middle Eastern Vector of Relations The Israeli Ministry of Defence coordinates all research and development activities related to the country’s defensive capacity. At present, the country’s multisectoral defence industry is focused on developing increasingly ...


Evolution of the Syrian Military: Main Trends and Challenges

... is considered to be one of the most important state institutions which in many ways defines country’s political and socio-economic stability as well as rigidity of the entire state system and its ability to survive. This is especially true in the Middle East where the role of the military (see the research of V. Kudelev, M. Sapronova) was and is still central. Since the second half of the 20 th century, armies in the Middle East and North Africa started to play greater role beyond its traditional ...


Meeting with French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann

... the meeting: various aspects of Syrian Settlement, results of the quadripartite Russia-Turkey-France-Germany summit meeting in Istanbul, options for Syrian political transit, possible areas of cooperation between Russia and France in Syria and in the Middle East. The meeting also focused on the military-political consequences of the likely withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty, ways to overcome the current arms control crisis and to restore a single and indivisible European security ...


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