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Small Countries as Key Agents in Peace Mediation

... Ethiopia. In 2020 Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed played a key role in the attainment of the Abraham accords between Israel and several Arab states. The UAE is also seeking diplomatic solutions to tensions around countries such as Syria, Libya and Yemen. Small countries do possess important advantages in conflict mediation compared to large economies – as noted by D. Lanz and S. Mason, “small states have unique comparative advantages in the field of mediation, as they are generally ...

21.03.2022

RIAC at the Online Seminar Dedicated to the Role of the UN in Libya

The meeting was organized by the New York Office to the United Nations, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung On January 18, 2022, a closed online seminar dedicated to the role of the UN in Libya was held. The meeting was organized by the New York Office to the United Nations, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The goal of the seminar was to discuss the prospects for extending the mandate of the UN Support Mission to Libya, as well as the need ...

18.01.2022

A Country Unprepared for Elections

Postponing the elections provides an opportunity for the interim government and the High National Election Commission of Libya to prepare for their organization better On December 24, 202, the day marking the 70th anniversary of Libya’s independence, national elections were to be held in the country. During the elections, Libyans was to elect a new head of state. However,...

27.12.2021

RIAC and RUSI Discussed Russian and UK Interests in Yemen and Libya

... the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations” On December 21, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held a closed workshop on approaches of Russia and the UK in Yemen and Libya. The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations”. The goals of the meeting were to discuss the interests of Russia and UK in the Middle East and North Africa, and to ...

21.12.2021

Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Art of Balancing

... the Eastern Mediterranean. For example, it would not be an over-exaggeration to argue that the initial Russian military engagement in Syria in the autumn of 2015 had a significant ‘pedagogical’ dimension—after a spectacular Western failure in Libya and a less than impressive US performance in Iraq, Vladimir Putin clearly intended to teach the West how to ‘fix’ a MENA country. Particularly in the aftermath of the acute crisis in and around Ukraine, it was very important for the Kremlin ...

15.12.2021

RIAC at the Conference Dedicated to the Prospects for Process of Destabilization in the Middle East and Africa

... countries of the Middle East, North Africa and the Sahel. In addition, the participants raised issues related to the revolutionary processes in the countries of the discussed regions. Particular attention was paid to the prospects for holding elections in Libya. On the part of the RIAC, the conference was attended by: Denis Degterev, Professor of the Faculty of International Relations of MGIMO University; Grigory Lukyanov, Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Higher School of Economics; ...

07.12.2021

RIAC at the Chatham House Webinar on the Elections Libya

On December 2, 2021, the UK think tank Chatham House organized the webinar on the prospects for elections in Libya On December 2, 2021, the UK think tank Chatham House organized the webinar on the prospects for elections in Libya. The meeting was devoted to the constitutional and legal basis of the elections. In addition, there was a discussion the political ...

03.12.2021

Moscow’s Caucasian Conundrum: Turkish-Russian Relations and the Limits of “Strategic Competition”

... emerging understanding between Moscow and Ankara. Nevertheless, in many, if not most areas, interests between the two countries continued to contradict and conflict, most notably with regard to the fate of Idlib and northeastern Syria and the situation in Libya. This complex maze of coinciding and contradicting interests was governed by unspoken ground rules between the two sides, in order to avoid another entanglement on the scale of the Sukhoi shootdown. One of those rules was Ankara’s unconditional ...

30.11.2021

New page in Turkey-UAE ties: Why now?

... Zayed’s (MBZ) recent visit to Ankara came after a long period of frozen relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). For years, the two have held different positions on several regional and international developments including the 2013 Egypt events, the Libya crisis and the tensions in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Both sides, however, are aware of the fact that there is no direct problem between them, apart from disputes relating to third parties.A few months ago, the Turkish and Emirati ...

26.11.2021

RIAC at the Online Seminar Dedicated to the Situation in Libya

The meeting was organized by the New York Office to the United Nations and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung On October 14, 2021, an online seminar dedicated to the situation in Libya was held. The meeting was organized by the New York Office to the United Nations and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the presence of foreign security actors in Libya and their impact on national and regional stability....

15.10.2021
 

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