Search: International security,Middle East (45 materials)


Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... Regional Conflict”, Hьrriyet Daily News , 18 January 2016. 26. Sarah Burkhard et al, Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Ambitions and Proliferation Risks , Washington DC, The Washington Institute, 2017, p. 36. 27. Andrey Baklitskiy, “Nuclear Energy in the Middle East: The Interests and Place of Russia”, Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security , Vol. 19, No 2.105 (2013), p. 25. 28. Angelica Basisini and Svetlana Burmistrova, “‘Rosatom’ Proposed to Change the Conditions of Construction of the Nuclear Power Plant in Jordan", RBC , at ...


RIAC Takes Part in TRT World Forum in Turkey

... in a fragmented world, international cooperation in the fight against terrorism, the problem of global humanitarian responsibility. Topics of the closed sessions focused on the foreign policy of the Republic of Turkey, the prospects of SREB for the Middle East and North Africa region, the situation in Egypt, the role of media in current conflicts, etc. Special guest speakers included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign ...


Double Edged Sword: Idlib

... Syria’s reconstruction. Additionally, Turkish construction firms are among the best and fastest in the world. Alienating Turkey means higher costs for Syria’s reconstruction as Turkey has a strategic geographic position and is the biggest economy in the Middle East. Turkey is Syria’s largest economic partner of Syria, more so than China. China and Turkey account for half of Syria’s imports Russia’s cooperation with Turkey on energy projects such as TurkStream and Akkuyu Nuclear station, and closer ...


«Russia and China in the Middle East New Regional Order» Seminar

... Institute of West-Asian and African Studies (IWAAS) at CASS, made opening speeches. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, moderated the meeting. Russian and Chinese experts discussed the strategy of interaction between the two countries in the Middle East. The researchers touched upon a wide range of issues, including cooperation within SCO, the attitude to regional security, and the role of world powers in the Middle East. The parties discussed the increased influence of Moscow and Beijing ...


Regional and Global Security Challenges Discussed in Turkey

Petr Stegny, RIAC member, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, and Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, took part in the event on the Russian side, among the speakers at thematic sessions on the Middle East issues. On May 7-8, 2018, Turkey hosted an annual Istanbul Security Conference. Petr Stegny, RIAC member, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, and Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, took part ...


Russia’s New Foreign Policy Cycle

Foreign viewpoints After the reelection of Vladimir Putin for another term as president of the Russian Federation in March of this year, Russia is entering a new cycle of foreign and domestic policy. Russia's foreign policy at the moment is particularly fraught; the conflict in Syria, the continued uncertain status of the Donbass region of Ukraine, accusations of cyberwarfare and interference in US elections, and the Skripal poisoning incident in the UK have driven wedges between Russia and many...


Defining Dialogue: How to Manage Russia–UK Security Relations. Part 2

RIAC and RUSI Report No. 38/2018 This report represents findings from the second round of the UK–Russia Track II bilateral security dialogue, held by Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies ( RUSI ) in collaboration with the Moscow-based Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The dialogue, held between April and December 2017, brought together experts and former government officials from the two countries to discuss and debate ways in which the UK and Russia’s bilateral...


RIAC at Strategic Vision Institute Conference in Pakistan on Security Issues in the Middle East

... security challenges in the region. The event was organized by Strategic Vision Institute (Islamabad, Pakistan). The conference had a welcoming session and two more sessions on dynamics of Pakistani-Saudi-Iranian relations, the emerging landscape, and Middle East regional security system. Khurram Dastgir, current Minister for Defense of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and Zafar Iqbal Cheema, Executive Director Strategic Vision Institute, made telcoming remarks at the opening session. Shamshad Ahmad,...


RIAC at the Third Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate

... debate. Russia was represented at the Debate by Ruslan Mamedov , Program Assistant , and RIAC experts: Elena Suponina , Adviser to the director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, Alexander Shumilin , Head of the Centre for Analysis of Middle East Conflicts at RAS Institute for US and Canadian Studies, Andrey Bystritsky, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, and Anna Starkova, Adviser to the Executive Director of the Foundation....


Lost Hopes: 15 Years of Global Antiterrorist Campaign

... the Democratic candidate, and the most conservative part of the Republic establishment are in the way), isolationist moods in the US will grow. A long way uphill REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser Igor Ivanov: Is a Collective Security System Possible in the Middle East? Summarizing the results of the antiterrorist campaign that started on September 11, 2001, we can draw the following conclusions. 1. Terrorism is on the rise; the number of local Islamist groups fighting (sometimes successfully) against their ...


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%)
For business
For researchers
For students