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RIAC and Africa Business Initiative Expert Meeting on Situation in Libya

On January 28, 2020, RIAC together with Africa Business Initiative held an expert meeting on the scenario for Libya: assessments of the current situation, further dynamics and multilateral agreements. The role of Russia in resolving tensions in the region. On January 28, 2020, RIAC together with Africa Business Initiative held an expert meeting on the scenario ...

30.01.2020

Turkey’s Role in the Libyan Conflict

... and Turkish President Recep Erdogan met in Istanbul. Discussions focused on the launch of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, as well as topical issues on the international agenda. After the meeting, both presidents called on all parties involved in the Libyan conflict to cease hostilities from January 12 and take a seat at the negotiating table. Putin and Erdogan confirmed the high level of contractibility demonstrated earlier by other politicians on other painful issues. Of course, the ceasefire in ...

17.01.2020

2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the MENA region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria, Turkey and Iran “When I thought I had already reached the bottom, they knocked from below.” — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec This quote of the polish aphorist and poet of the 20 th century, ...

13.01.2020

Russia's comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

Abstract After Syria, Libya is the second Mediterranean country that Russia increasingly accentuated. Prior to the Arab Spring, bilateral relations between Russia and Libya were neither close nor indifferent. Instead, the Russians saw Libya as a place to promote their energy ...

13.01.2020

Russia's “Wait and See” Policies and the Libyan Settlement

In any scenario of settlement of the Libyan issue, Russia will have something to offer the new authorities Despite the existence of global and regional formats for discussing ways to resolve the Libyan conflict, national reconciliation has not been achieved for eight years. This is largely ...

23.12.2019

Importance of the Libyan Crisis for Russia After the Arab Spring

While Moscow is not interested in a direct confrontation with the West, it may use its relatively successful Libya endeavour to accrue benefits in its negotiations with Western nations Before the Arab Spring, bilateral relations between Russia and Libya were neither close nor indifferent. Instead, the Russians saw Libya as a place to promote their energy interests,...

13.12.2019

Bandmaster or Conductor: What is Wrong with the EU ”Selective Engagement” Policy?

... barely audible. As far as we can tell, the tentative steps taken by Paris and Berlin to open a dialogue with Moscow on Syria have not led to any practical actions. Also, it would seem that the “selective engagement” between Europe and Russia on Libya is equally doomed. The European Union and Russia have still not got around to coordinating their positions with regard to the Iranian nuclear issue and to relations with Iran as a whole. And while the stances of the two sides on the settlement ...

28.05.2019

RIAC and STACO (Tripoli) Discuss Situation in Libya

On February 26, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Shaik Tahir Azzawi Charity Organization (S.T.A.C.O.) held a seminar on the situation in Libya. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, and Salem Ramadan, Chairman of the Board, made welcoming speeches. Grigory Lukyanov, Senior Lecturer at the Higher School of Economics, moderated the discussion. In the course of the event, RIAC ...

04.03.2019

Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... would vote for Bashar al-Assad if an election were held today regardless of their religious preferences. So the “Assad must go” approach is not realistic, all the more so as there are few alternatives to him. Second, something has to be done about Libya. Developments in Libya are a long way from promoting stabilization in North Africa. Whether siding with Khalifa Haftar or the Tripoli leaders, it is necessary to come to terms either way – I’m hoping this can be done with Russia’s mediation....

27.02.2019
 

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