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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 ...


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,...


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 ...


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 ...


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....


Upholding Stability in the Middle East: An Opportunity for Russia–Europe Cooperation?

... (such as Syria), the name of the game should be escalation avoidance and pressure on conflicting sides, internal and external, to come to a political compromise. In situations where conflicting sides are not yet ready for a political compromise (such as Libya, possibly), the priority for external players might be to work together to contain the conflict, preventing its spillover impact on neighbouring countries. Fourth, external players should keep in mind the inextricable link between security and development....


RIAC at Track II High Level Paris Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

... general dynamics of development in the Middle East, most significant challenges and threats emanating from the region, possible mechanisms and sequencing of solutions to Middle East issues. The discussion focuses on acute crises in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and potential instability in other countries of the region. Aleksandr Aksenyonok, RIAC Vice-President, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, represent Russian side at the meeting.


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