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Twelve Years into Syrian Conflict

... armed clashes, mysterious assassinations, exchanges of artillery and rocket attacks are frequent in different parts of the country, especially in the south (Deraa-Suweida-Quneitra triangle). Syria remains an arena for score-settling between Israel and Iran, Turkey and the Kurdish militias, as well as the geopolitical rivalry between Russia and the United States. Chronic instability seems to have become the new Syrian norm. Getting used to this uncertain reality is perceived by many inside and outside ...


Syria: A Chess Game

... tried to help several thousand prisoners suspected of having links with ISIS escape from prison. Some regional players, as well as extra-regional powers, negatively view Turkey’s plans for conducting a military operation in Syria. In July of 2022, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned Recep Erdogan against an attack on Syria, as it would harm not only Syria, but also Turkey, in addition to other countries in the region. Given that Washington considers the SDF as instrumental in the fight against ...


U.S. and EU Sanctions against Syria

... over-compliance that also affected donor governments, businesses and NGOs, causing many of them to shun even small projects. Some Gulf Arab states have signaled that they might be willing to support reconstruction, perhaps hoping to get Syria out of Iran’s orbit. But for now, they are hesitant to take the risk. For the same reason, Damascus’ other allies—Russia and Iran—which, however, have already done a lot to preserve the Syrian statehood, are constrained. Despite proposals to adjust and ...


Settling the Syrian Conflict Amid the Ukrainian Crisis: Political Economy Perspective

... in resolving the Syrian crisis. Economic reintegration may prove to be a catalyst for the peace process. This working paper presents a political economy model for the settlement of the situation in Syria. The author explores the positions of Russia, Iran and China in Syria and their points of interaction. Possible scenarios for the development of the situation in Syria are analysed in detail, as are the modalities of the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the configuration of external actors of the ...


The Moscow–Tehran Axis: Alliance without Rigid Obligations

Paradoxical as it may sound, the bunch of contradictions that has accumulated in Russia–Iran relations does not stand in the way of rapprochement between the two countries Russia and Iran are finding ever more points of convergence in their foreign policies and across the domain of economic cooperation. It is no coincidence that a record ...


Russia and Iran in Syria: A Competitive Partnership?

Diverging views of Russia and Iran on Syria are unlikely to cause a true breakdown of their tactical partnership Russia’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine has sparked broad and intensive debates about future modalities of the relations between Russia and Iran in ...


Andrey Kortunov’s Lecture at Iranian Institute for European and American Studies

On June 7, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, delivered a lecture at the Iranian Institute for European and American Studies (EURICA) on the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on the relations of great powers in the Middle East and North Africa On June 7, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, delivered a lecture ...


JCPOA 1.01: Now or Never

Agreeing to symbolic, if politically painful concessions, might be the only way for the U.S. to make sure Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon Biden’s inauguration as the 46 th President of the United States promised not only a shift in U.S. domestic policies but also a return to Obama’s chapter in Washington’s foreign strategy. Biden’s victory ...


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    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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