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RIAC, ISPI, and Italian Foreign Ministry Discuss the Role for International Actors in MENA Crises

... the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, held an international seminar “From Battlefields to Negotiation tables. What Role for International Actors in MENA Crises.” On September 10, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy,...


Middle East – 2030

A Future Study The Middle East is of essential importance to the world. It serves as a center for the world’s energy balance and for the transit of goods through the Suez. It harbors the Holy City of three world religions. It is a center of extreme and deadlocked conflicts. Some of the states are internally unstable, even though in general they are extremely militarized. One of the countries is a nuclear power, and several of them have mighty armies and are among the biggest purchasers of weapons...


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

... political settlement and post-conflict reconstruction in Syria. Considering the enormous amount of money needed to revive the country as well as the limited resources of Moscow and Ankara, the parties are able to interact on the way to a pragmatic solution amenable to both. Regional Platforms and Security Architecture Systems Timur Makhmutov, Ruslan Mamedov: Proposals on Building a Regional Security System in West Asia and North Africa The Russian military doctrine states that one of the main threats ...


The failed coup may well accelerate the recent Russo-Turkish détente

The events in Turkey demonstrate once again the dangerous fragility of the state system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The hundred years following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire did not produce a stable and lasting modus vivendi among the former constituent parts of that empire, or indeed within those parts. Turkey used to be the cornerstone of political ...


Russia-U.S. Standoff over Syria: Why a Peaceful Deal with Assad Is the Only Way out

On September 14, 2013, Russia and the USA seem to have agreed on specific terms of Syria's disarmament. The decision was preceded by escalation of tensions between the two as a result of America's ambition to launch strikes against Assad's military facilities. But to anyone who knows recent history of U.S. military operations Barack Obama's Syria plan seems highly inconsistent and likely to fail. The military operation in Syria, whatever form it takes, would still...


The MENA Saga and Lady Gaga

Same dilemma from the MENA Both are fully devoted, supported and promoted by the social media. Highly polarizing, both are fracturing any consensus. What Lady Gaga with her gay/gender gigs (or any similar sort of stage-acting à la Pussy Riot) is for the human rights,...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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