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RIAC Hosts a Meeting with Ambassador of Iraq

On November 7, 2018, Haidar Hadi, Ambassador of Iraq to Moscow, visited RIAC. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, had a meeting with the Ambassador. On November 7, 2018, Haidar Hadi, Ambassador of Iraq to Moscow, visited RIAC. Andrey Kortunov,...

08.11.2018

Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East

... stability The Middle East is a region that has traditionally fallen under the influence of external forces. The desire of the United States to take a less active role in the Middle Eastern affairs, which was marked by the withdrawal of troops from Iraq in 2011 under the Obama administration, coincided with the increasing involvement of Russia and China in the processes taking place in the region. The emerging crisis of statehood in the Middle East, the threat of terrorism and the general state ...

01.10.2018

Meeting with the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute in Erbil

On September 18, 2018, Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On September 18, 2018, Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute ( MERI ) in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, visited Russian International Affairs ...

20.09.2018

Moscow has long urged for organizing a top-level meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Russia

In an interview with the influential Russian daily Izvestiya, the well-known “Orientalist” scholar and establishment figure, Vitaly Naumkin, has floated the startling idea that Moscow must play a role in resolving the Palestinian problem. He said, “Moscow has long urged for [organizing] a top-level meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Russia, on a Moscow platform. It is necessary to turn Moscow into a venue for such talks.” In an interview with the influential Russian daily Izvestiya, the...

07.06.2018

Revival of the Caliphate: Soon or Even Sooner?

... over territories and resources, it retains the ability to attack Actually, neither the Syrian army, supported by Russia, nor the pro-American Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have managed to establish complete control over the territory near the Syria-Iraq border. Moreover, the SDF includes military groups of the Kurdish YPG self-defense forces, infiltrated by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), recognized as a terrorist organization in Turkey. During the Turkish military operation in Afrin, the ...

04.06.2018

Will Sadr’s Victory Impact Russia — Iraq Relations?

Sadr’s background and views suggest he will not be an easy partner for Russia The results of the May 12 parliamentary elections in Iraq are being carefully assessed in Moscow in terms of the impact the results may have on Russia’s relations with Iraq. The Russian Foreign Ministry praised the elections as a “landmark on the road to stabilization in the country,” adding it hopes ...

31.05.2018

Moscow’s Iraq strategy: Make lots of friends

Iraq is important for Russia not only as an economic and trade partner, but also as a factor in influencing regional policy Moscow’s interest in the Middle East and the growing Russian presence in the region go beyond Russian involvement in the Syrian ...

15.05.2018

The Evolution of the Peshmerga vs. the Case of Islamic State in Iraq

The role of the peshmerga as an asset and a potential regular force will determine the orientation of local/regional conflicts Introduction The study of the peshmerga in Iraq is highly pertinent to wider debates surrounding the interrelation of foreign policy and security and the contemporary nature of conventional and unconventional war, both in terms of conflict typology and the relevant actors [ 1 ]. This debate has ...

17.04.2018

Non-Governmental and Irregular Armed Groups in the Syria/Iraq Conflict Zone

... a security system of their own. Iran has been relying on its regional influence, including religious and cultural influence, to build so-called Islamic resistance by financing projects to create and maintain cross-border non-governmental actors in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and — some analysts believe — Yemen. [ 2 ]2 Some experts explain Iran’s policy by its desire to consolidate a fairly large territory in the Middle East predominantly populated by Shiites. The very term Shiite Crescent,...

08.02.2018

Pandora's Box of Federalization

... conflict with more and more countries and regions being created. There is Yemen, where the number of projects of this kind has already exceeded a dozen; Syria, where a vigorous struggle for a new constitution unfolds and only the lazy does not participate; Iraq, where the Kurds recently showed the shakiness of the line between federalism and secession; Libya, where decentralization is the only chance to stop anarchy and chaos. The most ambitious plans concern Turkey, Saudi Arabia and even Morocco. One country,...

25.12.2017
 

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