Search: JCPOA,Syria (10 materials)

New US Administration Approach to Syria: How Different Could It Be?

... revival and lifting US sanctions. In the US line of reasoning, the White House has an upper hand in the talks with Iran to be able to force it to follow its preferred path. That can, in turn, affect Iran’s behavior not only apropos the return to the JCPOA but concerning its Syrian policy as well. The risks, if this approach fails, are high, as this will have counter-productive results. If the nuclear deal is not revived and sanctions remain at place, Iran will most likely persist in its “malign activities” in Syria and ...


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

... Russian infringements of the treaties and agreements, as well as the condemnation of Iranian activities outside the scope of the JCPOA, serve as a necessary and useful pretext for wrecking the established regimes. The prospect of crafting even better agreements,... ... headquarters of the major powers and hotlines between their leaders would help deal with incidents: U.S.-Russian deconfliction in Syria has demonstrated the effectiveness of maintaining contacts. Yet deconfliction has to be balanced against the profound lack ...


Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... much potential for cooperation in the Middle East, particularly in the Persian Gulf. Both sides share their support for the JCPOA, as well as multilateralism and inclusivity in their approaches to the Middle East. Both are concerned by terrorism, migration ... ... maintain ad hoc forms of cooperation on certain dossiers, while not ignoring their deep disagreements in other fields. Of course, Syria is another difficult dossier in the relationship, however even here, both sides share an interest in national stabilization ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... the country to international trade, investments, and cultural and humanitarian contacts. Unfortunately, these hopes never materialized. In fact, the very opposite happened. First, while the Iranians did strictly respect their obligations set by the JCPOA, they did nothing to soften their regional policies. Instead, they invested more energy and more money to support their proxies in Syria and elsewhere. Second, the Trump Administration emphatically rejected the Iranian policies of its predecessors and replaced the latter’s rapprochement approach with increased military, diplomatic and economic pressure on the Islamic Republic. ...


Russia and Israel: The Middle Eastern Vector of Relations

... International Affairs Council as part of the project "Security System in the Middle East". This paper covers the issue of complex relations between Russia and Israel in the Middle East. The author analyzes in detail Russia’s role in the Israel-Syria-Iran triangle. The degree of Iranian presence in Syria, the impact of the nuclear deal in the context of Israeli-Iranian regional confrontation, the role of the Palestinian-Israeli settlement in Russian-Israeli relations are also discussed in the ...


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

.... A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey reads: “We expect the uninterrupted and full implementation of the JCPOA in full transparency under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.” [ 24 ] The JCPOA, which came into force in January 2016, had been expected to ease global political tensions. However, no changes to the regional situation materialized [ 25 ]. The developments in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, the establishment of, and de-facto lack of a regional institutional security framework exacerbated the Middle Eastern crises and regional rivalry. The Obama administration’s revision of the U.S. approach to the region (manifested ...


Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... attaché in Damascus, Brigadier General Abolqassem Alinejad, said that once the Syrian government takes control of the entire country, Syria–Iran relations will only become stronger. Yulia Sveshnikova, Hamidreza Azizi: War of Interests for Peace in Syria Iran will hardly succeed in bringing Trump back to the JCPOA in the foreseeable future, and it is certainly not ready to sacrifice its few military and strategic allies for that purpose, which makes preserving its influence in Syria virtually a matter of principle. The military and economic aspects of these ...


Hypertension between Iran and the USA

... the Congress that the Islamic Republic of Iran is following its obligations, Tehran continues to be the subject of bitter criticism both from the President himself and from the State Department. Iran's leadership is accused of violating the spirit of JCPOA and Resolution 2331 of the UN Security Council , calling to terminate the ballistic missile development program, and of aggressive politics in West Asia. Iran's actions in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen, as well as the support for Hezbollah and Hamas cause great indignation. There have been concerns about violation of human rights in Iranian prisons. On May 21, 2017, at the opening of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in ...


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

... Poland and Romania, as well as in Japan, South Korea, and the Middle East. How might the 2013 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear accord with Iran impact U.S. Missile Defense deployments in Europe — particularly given the fact that Iran’s ... ... Turkey now help mediate between the U.S., Europeans and Russia over the disputes in the Caucasus and Black Sea, as well as in Syria? How should the U.S., EU and Russia respond to Ankara’s new turn toward authoritarianism? What if NATO also dropped efforts ...


Russia – GCC Relations After the Signing of the JCPOA with Iran

... constructive relationship with the GCC states. Many JCOPA proponents also believe that the US remains as committed as ever to the security of the GCC states. GCC-Russian relations have maintained their positive trajectory and pragmatic nature in spite of the JCPOA, setting aside the disagreements over Syria. The region’s complexities have thus far prevented any major breakthroughs, the economic cooperation has continued to develop, as well as an understanding that the two sides’ shared interests exceed the areas of disagreement, and that sustained ...


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