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Waiting for the Intra-Afghan Dialogue to Begin

... do it. The thing is, if we do not see any real steps made in the intra-Afghan process, then the Americans will find it increasingly difficult to put on a happy face. This is what makes the joint call of the special representatives of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan for foreign troops in Afghanistan to “withdraw in an orderly and responsible manner to ensure a smooth transition” published on May 18, 2020, particularly relevant. Both the government of Afghanistan and U.S. officials have made ...


U.S. Withdrawal From Open Skies Bolsters Case for New Strategic Regime

... unpredictable. Yet on a number of issues he has demonstrated a high degree of consistency. Arms control is a prime example. In 2017, Trump delivered on his promise to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) six-nation agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. In 2019, he canceled the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. His plan now to leave the Open Skies Treaty, a 1992 accord that allows for aerial reconnaissance of the territory of 35 countries in Europe and North ...


RIAC and Institut Montaigne Hold Gulf Security Meeting

... officer at Institut Montaigne. Russian and French experts discussed the approaches of the two states to security in the Gulf region and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional conflicts. Particular attention was paid to the dynamics of the U.S.-Iran relations and the motives of the two states in implementing their policies in the region. The discussion also touched upon the topics of regional competition, for example, relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Iran and Israel. Russian and French ...


Meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali

On April 16, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Moscow organized a virtual meeting. The discussion focused on the interaction between Russian and Iranian think tanks, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on international affairs. On April 16, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) ...


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 ...


RIAC at West Asia Conference of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (India)

... represented by Pyotr Kortunov, RIAC Program Coordinator, who made a report on the future of the JCPOA. A number of other issues related to security in the Middle East were touched upon during the conference: confrontation between the Gulf countries and Iran, prospects for resolving the Palestine-Israel conflict, potential escalation of regional conflicts, and other.


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

Moscow is ready to be involved and even play the role of mediator, but only if that is the desire of the parties to the conflict. In addition, Moscow does not see the need to be involved in this conflict of two powers The escalation of tensions between Iran and the USA in January 2020 has once again raised the question of what positions will the influential actors take. Meanwhile, the international community perceives the US–Iran confrontation within the context of two key topics—the state of the ...


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