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Coercive Economic Sanctions and the Expansion of Organised Oligarchical Activities: The IRGC Network

In the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been under consecutive comprehensive economic sanctions by the United States ... ... Establishing new banks, financial institutions, transport facilities, ports, and thousands of smaller subsidiary companies in different fields were just a portion of this... ... that is designated to employ state’s foreign military and security strategies in the Middle East and in particular the four countries of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine...


The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

The volatile geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa and its unstable balance of power in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal have correspondingly influenced the political relations between Israel and the Arab states around the Persian Gulf to become strategically stronger and diplomatically denser. Serving a political agenda, the Abraham Accords were signed ...


Results of Elections in Iran Discussed by U.S.–Russia Middle East Dialogue Group

On June 22, 2021, a regular meeting of the U.S.–Russia Middle East Dialogue Group was held On June 22, 2021, a regular meeting of the U.S.–Russia Middle East Dialogue Group was ... ... different research centers of the two countries.The current meeting was devoted to the results of the presidential elections in Iran and the possible consequences of the elections for the situation in the Middle East region. Russian side was represented ...


Is a New Nuclear Deal with Iran feasible in the Biden administration: Requirements and Barriers

Perhaps, two events have affected Iran-U.S. relations over the past three years. First, Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran in 2018; second, Biden’s ... ... Iran. The Biden administration is also highly sensitive about Iran’s missile program and Tehran’s regional influence in the Middle East and elsewhere, which could be a serious obstacle to a new nuclear deal. On the other hand, there are obstacles inside ...


The Fallout of the US-Iran Confrontation for Russia: Revisiting Factors in Moscow’s Calculus

RIAC and the Middle East Directions Programme of the EUI Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Report RIAC and the Middle East Directions ... ... of the EUI Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Report 2020 witnessed the peak of military tensions between the US and Iran since the conclusion of the tanker-war in 1987. The Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign and Iran’s resistance/retaliation ...


Russia and U.S. Must Not Squander Chances For Cooperation

... strategic stability can, given the appropriate political will on both sides, act as a stepping stone towards the restoration of bilateral cooperation in other areas. Regional conflicts The second area of mutual concern are the regional conflicts in the Middle East, Syria and Libya, as well as the nuclear problem in Iran and North Korea. It is unlikely that we will see any bilateral agreements on these issues in the near future. That said, the parties would certainly benefit from dialogue, given that both Russia and the United States have their own geopolitical and ...


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 generations are denied their future. And it’s the people on the ...


Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines

... continue to serve as a physical platform for the US–Iranian confrontation. The Iranians promised to take a violent revenge on the Americans for their actions. After the funeral processions in honor of Soleimani that brought together hundreds of thousands of people throughout the Middle East, Iran exercised the promised military response to the Americans. On January 8, Iran launched surface-to-surface missiles at bases with American soldiers in Iraq, hitting the Ain al-Assad base in Anbar province and a military base near Erbil. It later turned ...


A Crisis Management Mechanism in the Middle East Is Needed More Than Ever

Iran and the Arab states of the Gulf would gain from taking control over their security interests The beginning of 2020 was marked by yet another major crisis in the Middle East region. The crisis culminated with the US elimination of General Qasem Soleimani and could have slipped towards direct military confrontation between the US and Iran — with unpredictable consequences not just for the MENA region but also ...


The Answer to West Asia’s Recurring Wars Is Greater Regional Security Dialogue and Ownership

... recurring cycle of violence and conflict. Already tense and divided along countless fault-lines, West Asia—from the Levant to the Iranian plateau—has been on high alert following the US assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the influential Commander of Iran’s ... ... support for the initiative in the region. Shehab Al Makahleh, Maria Al Makahleh: 2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East The Emir of Qatar visited Iran for the first time during the recent crisis, calling for de-escalation and regional ...


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