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

... beginning of the 2010s led Russia and Turkey to an understanding of the need to form new foreign policy approaches towards the Middle East. This article seeks to identify the impact of the approaches Russia and Turkey have taken on this issue on relations ... ... adversary"was gone. NATO started looking for new “threats,"eventually identifying a number of Middle Eastern states, such as Iran, Syria and Iraq [ 13 ]. As Western rhetoric about the danger of the Iranian nuclear program and the need to “deter” Iran ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... common position? What will be the impact on major and regional powers of the spread of terrorist activities throughout the ‘wider Middle East’, with periodic attacks in countries throughout much of the world? How should the Coalition against the Islamic State deal with such a scenario? The Question of Qatar As the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran intensifies throughout the ‘wider Middle East,’ U.S. and Russian mediation appears absolutely crucial to calm tensions between Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran. After Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain accused Qatar (and Qatari individuals) of supporting the Moslem ...


On the Matter of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Regional Security Concept

... other actors to take the place of the United States if they are ready to arbitrate Middle Eastern disputes – an extremely burdensome task. The emotionally expressed... ... security system in the coming years. Point No. 7. The territorial terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), which has emerged in immediate proximity to the GCC’s borders... ... dangerous. What’s really dangerous is that the fight against IS legitimizes the Iranian expansionism in the eyes of the international community and creates a support...


A Critical Look at Mainstream Analysis of the Russian Operation in Syria

... defeated is wrong. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail Andrey Kortunov: Post-Syrian Russia and Middle East It wouldn’t be accurate either to suggest that in Syria Russia equated... ... sometimes provide air cover to certain FSA groups during joint operations against the Islamic State. The fact that Moscow never stopped reaching out to opposition groups... ... presence before these vulnerabilities get discovered. The changing dynamic of the Russia-Iran alliance The survival of the Syrian government with Assad as the president is paramount...


Russia in a Changing Middle East

... forces in Iraq have led to the consolidating of Iran's role in Iraq, in the Gulf and beyond, of its claim to leadership in the Middle East and in the Muslim world. Even more obvious was the Iranian-Saudi rivalry. Especially clear it has been manifested in Yemen. Along with heightened Shiite-Sunni contradictions the ... ... marked by a deep split in the Sunni camp. The reason of it was a cross-border activities of an extremist organization - the Islamic State. ISIS has positioned itself as a champion of a global project - the caliphate. Its activists denounce and condemn ...


The Syrian Conflict: Russian and GCC Perspectives

... confrontation in Syria between the Syrian regime and the radical opposition represents, together with the actions of the “Islamic State” (IS), the main military-political crisis in the Middle East today. It has also become one of the most acute global conflicts, involving all major world powers. The leading countries of NATO and the European Union (EU), Russia, China and key regional states – Turkey, Iran, Israel, the GCC members and the Arabic countries neighboring Syria - have all focused their attention on the Syrian conflict....


The Third Crusade

Military aircraft in the Middle East conflicts December 18, 2011 was a momentous day for the U.S. Air Force: ... ... peaceful sky for long. On August 8, 2014 two U.S. Navy carrier-based jet fighters struck Islamic State artillery units near Erbil, marking the start of a new war. That is not... ... horseman of the Apocalypse has not left these lands at least from the start of the Iran–Iraq war in 1980. Only the protagonists change (with the exception of Iraq...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
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    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  
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