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What Russia Wants in Syria

... Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). In late September, Mamedov was in Beirut to participate in a Carnegie workshop on Syria, during which Diwan interviewed him to get his perspective on Russia’s policy in Syria, its perception of the Israeli-Iranian rivalry, and its attitude toward President Bashar al-Assad’s remaining in power. What are Russia’s ultimate objectives in Syria? First of all, when we talk about the Russian policies in Syria, we should keep in mind that Syria is not a priority in Russian foreign policy in general, but also ...


Syria: a Сentury of Struggle

The Book " History Of Syria - XX century ", by Elza Pir-Budagova, is an analysis of the development of Syria since the beginning of the First World War as one of the Vilayets of the Ottoman Empire until the coming to power of Bashar al-Assad in 2000. Special attention is paid to the period of formation of the Baath party, which radically changed the historical course of the country. In addition, the author analyzes the Arab-Israeli conflict and its implications for the country and observes the dynamics of the formation of the idea of Arab unity, one of the main foreign policy priorities of the Syrian leadership during the second half of the twentieth century. The publication ...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

“Close your eyes and you’re not sure if it’s an Israeli or a Saudi speaking.” That’s what Daniel Levy, Middle East director at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), told The New York Times in an article dated March 31st. The ECFR, which has called for a greater role for Al ...


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